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Say Brother
Youth Magazine Special: Building For Tomorrow
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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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Segments on improving the lives of children. 1)"Artists For Humanity" is a group of teens use their artistic talent to build positive values. They work on a campaign to create street-savvy billboards and t-shirts. 2)"Our Positive Posse" is a group of Brockton youth who perform skits to show the negative side of drugs, guns and crimes, while suggesting alternative behaviors. 3)"Athletics in Fellowship" is a Cambridge program reaching kids through basketball and religion. 4)Final segment profiles Red Sox superstar Mo Vaughn who has established a youth development program that tutors kids in English, science and math.



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