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Basic Black; Giving Back


Master - giving back laying a foundation

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Basic Black
Giving Back
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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 looks at the ways African Americans are donating time, energy and resources to build a stronger community.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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