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Fri. May 29, 7:30 PM
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Sun. May 31, 8:30 AM
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Basic Black Live: Patriotism in the Age of Obama

(Origianally broadcast July 1, 2010)  Heading into the July 4th holiday, Basic Black explores the question: what does patriotism look like when the president is black? We’ll look at several incidents such as: General Stanley McChrystal’s remarks to Rolling Stone, the critical response to the administration’s handling of the BP spill, and African Americans gaining traction in the tea party movement.
Our panel: Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter, WGBH Radio; Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show, WGBH Radio; Rev. Irene Monroe, syndicated columnist; and Kim McLarin, writer-in-residence, 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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