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Say Brother
November Magazine
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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

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Three stories of ties to our community. First, Boston Bank of Commerce recently received the largest ever investment donation from private citizens. The investment of $1 million in common stock will enable the bank to strengthen its efforts at revitalizing African American communities in Boston and expand its reach to African American communities throughout the country. Second, the Pathways Initiative program of Greater Boston One-to-One supports mentoring and economic self-sufficiency for youth at risk. A pilot program sponsored by the One-to-One Partnership Inc. sets aside $10,000 for economically disadvantaged youth to connect with adult mentors over a period of years, and promotes community service, earning good grades, and participating in job and life skills training programs. Third, a story about one man's vision and the encouragement he gives others: Ricky Lewis heads an organization in Brockton called Our Future Stars.

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; November Magazine,” 11/30/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FB3B36A2D7504CF29B3E24FACA2D8E47.
MLA: “Say Brother; November Magazine.” 11/30/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FB3B36A2D7504CF29B3E24FACA2D8E47>.
APA: Say Brother; November Magazine. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FB3B36A2D7504CF29B3E24FACA2D8E47
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