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Howard Manly

host, Basic Black, WGBH TV

Howard Manly is the executive editor of the *Bay State Banner*. His journalism career started in January 1982 at *The New Bedford* *Standard Times* and includes stints at *The Washington Times*, *The Philadelphia Inquirer*, *New York Newsday*, *Newsweek* and *The Boston Globe*. Prior to joining the Banner in August 2005, Manly wrote a thrice-weekly column on the opinion pages of *The Boston Herald*. Manly is also the co-author of *Lift Every Voice*, a non-fiction account of the Boys Choir of Harlem. Manly's career in television started as an on-air correspondent on *Greater Boston*, a nightly news show airing on WGBH-TV, a PBS affiliate. He also hosted *Basic Black,* a 30-minute, public affairs show on WGBH that focused on African American news. A graduate of the St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., Manly received a B.A. in International Relations from Bucknell University.