The new movie, “The Hate U Give” tackles several issues including race, class, crime and more. The main storyline about a young girl who sees her childhood friend killed by a police officer struggles to find her voice and speak up. In this episode of Basic Black, we examine all of the issues the movie brings forth that serves as a reflection on modern society for people of color.
The Hate U Give
November 9, 2018
Basic Black: What the Midterm Election Means for People of ColorThe panel discussed the midterm elections and the impact those results have on people of color.
November 2, 2018
Basic Black: Harvard Admissions Lawsuit and Affirmative ActionHarvard’s admissions practices are in the spotlight as its inclusion of race has some prospective Asian-American students crying discrimination.
November 2, 2018
Basic Black: Generational Wealth Gap & People of ColorGenerational Wealth Gap & People of Color
October 12, 2018
Basic Black: Athletes and ActivismTwo years after Colin Kaepernick first took a knee silently protesting treatment of black people and communities of color by police and the justice system, the country is still at a fever pitch amid all the fallout.
October 5, 2018
Basic Black: POWER — Who has it, and what does it mean for communities of color?POWER — Who has it, and what does it mean for communities of color?
June 1, 2018
Basic Black: The Challenges of Running a Dance Company in BostonThe Challenges of Running a Dance Company in Boston
May 18, 2018
Basic Black: Kanye West, Childish Gambino, and Bill CosbyKanye West, Childish Gambino, and Bill Cosby.
May 11, 2018
50 years of Basic BlackWe celebrate 50 years of Basic Black on WGBH-2.
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About Basic Black
Produced live at WGBH Studios in Boston, Basic Black is the longest-running program on public television focusing on the interests of people of color. The show, which was originally called Say Brother, was created in 1968 during the height of the civil rights movement as a response to the demand for public television programs reflecting the concerns of communities of color.