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Basic Black: Beyond Locker Room Smack Talk


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.


Panel:
- Latoyia Edwards, anchor, NECN
- Phillip Martin, senior reporter, WGBH News
- Kim McLarin, cultural commentator and assistant professor of writing, Emerson College
- Peniel Joseph, professor of history, Tufts University
- Gary Washburn, sports reporter, Boston Globe


(Photo: Associated Press.)

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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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