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Basic Black: Making history and living history

May 22, 2015

Looking forward, looking back -- Twitter abuzz as President Barack Obama signs on and the Guinness Book of World Records confirms he is now THE most followed person to join.  And we know the stories about Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, but what about Rekia Boyd, Shelly Frey, and Darnisha Harris?  Later in the show, connecting the dots from this week's events in history, to today's headlines…

Panelists:

- Callie Crossley, Host, Under The Radar with Callie Crossley, 89.7 WGBH

- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter, WGBH News

- Kim McLarin, Associate Professor of Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College

- Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, Tufts University

 

Photo: President Obama sends his first tweet (Source: whitehouse.gov).

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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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