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Basic Black: The Legacy of Soul Train; Battling Mental Illness in Communities of Color


Originally broadcast on February 10, 2012.

A conversation on the legacy of Don Cornelius and the impact of Soul Train on music, media, dance, and African American empowerment. Also, a discussion on the disparities and taboos in treating mental health in communities of color.

Our panel: Phillip Martin, senior reporter, 89.7 WGBH Radio; Latoyia Edwards, anchor, New England Cable News; Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, chief medical officer, The Dimock Center; and Kim McLarin, assistant professor of writing, literature, and publishing, Emerson College.

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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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