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Basic Black; Crossing The Digital Divide


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Basic Black
Crossing The Digital Divide
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Series Description

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

Program Description

Basic Black explores the topic of the digital divide and the African American presence in this revolutionary age of cyberspace and information technology.  Hosted by Darren Duarte, a panel of prominent African Americans involved in the digital industry will shed light on issues such as culture-oriented web content, black owned businesses in the cyberworld, and the concept of "weblining," in which Black communities remain underserved because of a lack of connectivity.



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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Basic Black; Crossing The Digital Divide,” 04/26/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C4A06B7FABDC4499ACABEE38F267FAA4.
MLA: “Basic Black; Crossing The Digital Divide.” 04/26/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C4A06B7FABDC4499ACABEE38F267FAA4>.
APA: Basic Black; Crossing The Digital Divide. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C4A06B7FABDC4499ACABEE38F267FAA4
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