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Basic Black: On Being Muslim and American

January 15, 2016

Some would argue that it has never been more difficult to be a Muslim in America since September 11. With the ISIS-inspired massacre in San Bernadino and support for Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to Muslims from entering the United States, Muslim communities once again find themselves at the center of a heated cultural and political climate. Using Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced (now playing at the Huntington Theatre Company) as a point of departure, Basic Black explores what it means to be a Muslim American.

Tonight’s panel:

- Callie Crossley, Host, Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, WGBH News

- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter, WGBH News

- Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, Executive Board Member, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Massachusetts

- Saher Selod, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Simmons College

- Taymullah Abdur-Rahman, Chaplain, Harvard University

 

Photo:  Rashad Abdul-Rahman holds a book at the Atlanta Masjid of Al Islam mosque, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

 

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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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Basic Black Fri. Oct 7 at 7:30 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sat. Oct 8 at 11:00 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sun. Oct 9 at 8:00 AM WGBH WORLD
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Basic Black Sun. Oct 9 at 4:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Basic Black Fri. Oct 14 at 7:30 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sat. Oct 15 at 11:00 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sun. Oct 16 at 8:00 AM WGBH WORLD
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Basic Black Sun. Oct 16 at 4:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Basic Black Fri. Oct 21 at 7:30 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sat. Oct 22 at 11:00 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sun. Oct 23 at 8:00 AM WGBH WORLD
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Basic Black Sun. Oct 23 at 4:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Basic Black Fri. Oct 28 at 7:30 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sat. Oct 29 at 11:00 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sun. Oct 30 at 8:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Basic Black Sun. Oct 30 at 8:30 AM WGBX 44
Basic Black Sun. Oct 30 at 4:00 PM WGBH WORLD
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Basic Black Sat. Nov 5 at 11:00 PM WGBH 2
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Basic Black Sun. Nov 6 at 4:00 PM WGBH WORLD

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