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Basic Black; Youth Violence: A Conversation With Deborah Prothrow-Stith


Basic Black MASTER YOUTH VIOLENCE: A CONVERSATION WITH DEBORAH PROTHROW-SMITH Season 39 Show # 3804 Broadcast Date: NOVEMBER 2, 2006 Producer: Valerie Linson Length: 26:45

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Basic Black
Youth Violence: A Conversation With Deborah Prothrow-Stith
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THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.

Series release date: 1/8/1998

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The intensity and acceleration of violence in Boston's communities of color is alarming. The problem is especially acute among young people and violent incidents among young girls are increasing. Young people are both victims and victimizers. Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith (shown) is a nationally recognized leader in using the public health system to develop strategies to combat youth violence. In conversation with Howard Manly, Dr. Prothrow-Stith outlines the causes of youth violence, delivers an impassioned need for a call to action, and offers hope for solutions.



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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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