A recent survey, found that Black Americans said there are a range of problems with how the media reports stories about Black people, and more care is needed.

Ronald Mitchell, co-owner, editor and publisher of the Bay State Banner joined Basic Black remotely to discuss some of the findings from the report.

In a second segment, panelists discuss MassReconnect, a workforce initiative launched by Gov. Maura Healey for eligible residents to enroll in free community college courses focused on training and skills in demanding careers. Targeting first-time college students and returning students without a college degree, 25 years and older, the program is expected to be an accessible pathway towards obtaining a first time college degree for communities of color.

Our guest panelists joining host Tanisha Sullivan discuss how the workforce program can help change the economic outlook for many students of color: Jackie Jenkins-Scott, interim president at Roxbury Community College; Patrick Tutwiler, Ph.D., Massachusetts secretary of education; Pam Eddinger, Ph.D., president of Bunker Hill Community College, and she is also a member of the GBH Board; and Nehemie Desulme, a Roxbury Community College student currently in the MassReconnect program.

Watch the latest episode of Basic Black tonight at 7:30 p.m. on GBH 2 or live at the stream below. You can also watch on the GBH News YouTube channel. Subscribe to get notifications for future premiere episodes.