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Basic Black; Black Capital: Black Business In Boston


CAPTIONED MASTER Black Capital: (Black Business & The Boston Economy) Season 38 Show# 3703 Taped: 07/19/2005 Producer: Valerie Linson Length: 26:46

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Basic Black
Black Capital: Black Business In Boston
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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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Could minority-owned businesses be the muscle in the strength of New England’s economy? A recent study conducted by The Boston Consulting Group found that in Massachusetts’s largest cities, minority-owned businesses are growing rapidly in number but still remain underrepresented in the Massachusetts economy. Guest host Howard Manly is joined by entrepreneur Ken Guscott; Lisa Guscott, CEO of Long Bay Commercial Properties; James Jennings of Tufts University; and Edward Dugger of the Initiative for a New Economy to learn what it will take for Boston to achieve economic inclusion.



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Race and Ethnicity
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