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Basic Black ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Black Theater & "NEIGHBORS"

(Originally streamed January 21, 2011) a conversation about the Company One production of Neighbors, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The play is probably most noted for its minstrel characters (black actors in blackface) but it's primary focus is on issues of racism, classism, and identity.

Our panel: Latoyia Edwards, anchor, New England Cable News; Kim McLarin, assistant professor, writing, literature, and publishing, Emerson College; Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter, 89.7 WGBH Radio; Summer Williams, director of NEIGHBORS; and Lisa Thompson, playwright and currently a fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University.

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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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