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Basic Black Live: Images of African American Women & The Economy

The first topic on the show is a discussion of the image of African American women using several recent examples from popular culture including the premiere of the movie Precious.  Our second topic examines the staggering 15% unemployment rate in black communities.

 

Our panelists:  Latoyia Edwards, reporter for New England Cable News; Beverly Edgehill, President and CEO, The Partnership, Inc.; Lawrence Watson, Executive Director, SaveOurselvesProducrions; and Colleen Richards Powell, Deputy Director, The Commonwealth Compact.

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ABOUT BASIC BLACK

Basic Black is produced live in WGBH's Studio B featuring a panel of the region’s sharpest observers of the current news, events, and topics impacting black communities locally and nationally. A simultaneous live stream at www.basicblack.org gives viewers the opportunity to submit comments and questions in real time during the broadcast.

Since 1968, Basic Black (formerly Say Brother) has reflected on the concerns and culture of African Americans through conversations, performances, and short-form documentaries. Basic Black captures the stories and events that illuminate the African American experience in the Boston area and beyond.

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