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Basic Black Live: A Conversation on The Black Family

(Originally broadcast on June 3, 2010)  This week on Basic Black, a conversation on the current state of The Black Family. This year marks the 45th anniversary of Asst. Sec. of Labor Daniel Moynihan’s report: The Negro Family: The Case For National Action. We’ll take a look at how black families are faring in terms of income, housing, education, marriage, and child-rearing. Our panel: Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show, WGBH Radio; Kim McLarin, writer-in-residence, Emerson College; Peniel Joseph, professor of history, Tufts University; and C. Shawn McGuffey, assistant professor of sociology, Boston College.

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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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