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Basic Black; AIDS: 25 years in the Black Community


CLOSED CAPTION MASTER Program #3803 Program Title: AIDS: 25 Years in the Black Community Producer: Valerie Linson Length: 26:46 Broadcast Date: 12/21/06

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Basic Black
AIDS: 25 years in the Black Community
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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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AIDS is now the leading cause of death for African Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans, who comprise only 13% of the general population, accounted for almost half of all AIDS cases diagnosed in 2004. Howard Manly discusses these alarming statistics with dr. Nancy Norman, medical director of the Boston Public Health Commission, and Gary Daffin, executive director of the Multicultural AIDS Coalition, the oldest minority AIDS service organization in New England.



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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
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