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Basic Black Live: Lessons from the Lives of LeBron James and Oscar Grant

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

(Originally broadcast July 15, 2010)  Basic Black looks at the image of African American men in contemporary society as we explore the similarities and differences in the lives of LeBron James and Oscar Grant.

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Basic Black: Justice, Reparations, and Reconciliation

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February 8, 2013:

The Scottsboro Boys, The Central Park Five, Shawn Drumgold…in all of these cases, the accused were found guilty, only to be exonerated years later, sometimes decades later.  This week on Basic Black, a conversation on searching for truth, justice delayed, and a judicial balm for wounded communities.


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Basic Black: Justice, Reparations, and Reconciliation

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics


February 8, 2013:

The Scottsboro Boys, The Central Park Five, Shawn Drumgold…in all of these cases, the accused were found guilty, only to be exonerated years later, sometimes decades later.  This week on Basic Black, a conversation on searching for truth, justice delayed, and a judicial balm for wounded communities.


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Basic Black: Beyond Locker Room Smack Talk

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics


November 22, 2013

Repercussions from the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito incident continue to roll out. Was Jonathan Martin strong for walking away from the Miami Dolphins, or was he not "strong enough" to stay? Our conversation explores how the intersection of sports and race influence our cultural notions of African American manhood.


(Photo: Associated Press.)

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Sports and African American Men

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

November 22, 2013

After the broadcast, the conversation included an exploration of the impact of fathers, coaches, and community in the lives of African American boys.


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Basic Black: Beyond Locker Room Smack Talk

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics


November 22, 2013

Repercussions from the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito incident continue to roll out. Was Jonathan Martin strong for walking away from the Miami Dolphins, or was he not "strong enough" to stay? Our conversation explores how the intersection of sports and race influence our cultural notions of African American manhood.


(Photo: Associated Press.)

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Basic Black: American Promise and Crushing the Black Male Achievement Gap

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

January 24, 2014

The usual stories about African American boys and education most often center on public school systems. But what about the opposite end of the spectrum?  American Promise is a documentary 13 years in the making, following the journeys of two African-American boys and their families from kindergarten through high school graduation. This provocative film provides a rare look into two middle class black families as they navigate the challenges of race, class and parenting within one of the wealthiest academic communities in America.  Filmmaker Joe Brewster joins Basic Black to talk about the making of the film.



Join us at WGBH to continue the conversation and meet filmmaker Michele Stephenson on Tuesday February 25.  For more info and tickets, visit our events page.


American Promise premieres on POV on February 3 at 10:00pm - check your local PBS listings.  The companion book for the film, Promises Kept, is on bookshelves January 14.
(Photo: Idris Brewster and Oluwaseun (Seun) Summers.  Credit: Michele Stephenson.)

American Promise is made possible by a grant from American Documentary | POV, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: African American Young Men and Education

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

January 24, 2014

After the broadcast the conversation turned to how to mobilize parents, educators, school systems, and the culture in a movement to eliminate the achievement gap for young black children, especially boys.

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Basic Black: American Promise and Crushing the Black Male Achievement Gap

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

January 24, 2014

The usual stories about African American boys and education most often center on public school systems. But what about the opposite end of the spectrum?  American Promise is a documentary 13 years in the making, following the journeys of two African-American boys and their families from kindergarten through high school graduation. This provocative film provides a rare look into two middle class black families as they navigate the challenges of race, class and parenting within one of the wealthiest academic communities in America.  Filmmaker Joe Brewster joins Basic Black to talk about the making of the film.



Join us at WGBH to continue the conversation and meet filmmaker Michele Stephenson on Tuesday February 25.  For more info and tickets, visit our events page.


American Promise premieres on POV on February 3 at 10:00pm - check your local PBS listings.  The companion book for the film, Promises Kept, is on bookshelves January 14.
(Photo: Idris Brewster and Oluwaseun (Seun) Summers.  Credit: Michele Stephenson.)

American Promise is made possible by a grant from American Documentary | POV, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

more

Basic Black Live: Lessons from the Lives of LeBron James and Oscar Grant

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

(Originally broadcast July 15, 2010)  Basic Black looks at the image of African American men in contemporary society as we explore the similarities and differences in the lives of LeBron James and Oscar Grant.

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