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Say Brother; Me, My Health and I


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Say Brother
Me, My Health and I
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Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

African American women are disproportionately affected by many diseases and illnesses that can be mitigated or avoided through good nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction. 27-year-old single mother Tami Pride is learning how to improve her health through diet and changing shopping habits. Linda Villarosa, medical editor, “Body and Soul.” Internist Dr. Marilyn Griffin. Nutritionist Marilyn Gabriel. Grocery shopping in supermarket. Examination of label with food pyramid. People ordering and eating fast food. Step aerobics class.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Me, My Health and I,” 03/09/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 25, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8D9854EB1D2B4F7195B1130686D05C5E.
MLA: “Say Brother; Me, My Health and I.” 03/09/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 25, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8D9854EB1D2B4F7195B1130686D05C5E>.
APA: Say Brother; Me, My Health and I. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8D9854EB1D2B4F7195B1130686D05C5E
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