It’s been 50 years since ‘Say Brother’ first aired, highlighting voices from within the black community during the civil rights movement. Since then, the show has broadened its scope to issues affecting other communities of color, and changed its name to Basic Black. But some things still remain the same.
50 years of Basic Black
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 4, 2018
Basic Black: The Suffolk County District Attorney RaceBasic Black takes a look at the Suffolk County district attorney race.
April 27, 2018
Basic Black: Puerto Rico UpdateThe latest on storm recovery in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
April 13, 2018
Basic Black: EducationTeachers of color discuss their experiences.
April 6, 2018
Basic Black: Mentoring Young Men and Boys of ColorMentoring Young Men and Boys of Color
March 30, 2018
Basic Black: FeminismFeminism -- what does it mean in the current political and social climate?
March 2, 2018
Basic Black: "Black Panther" and Its Box Office Success"Black Panther" and Its Box Office Success
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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.