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A neighborhood choir sings during a 1986 Say Brother broadcast titled “The Nine Voices of Christmas.”

A neighborhood choir sings during a 1986 Say Brother broadcast titled “The Nine Voices of Christmas.”

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Basic Black continues 50-year-old legacy at WGBH

Say Brother was first-in-the nation black-run broadcast news program

Earlier this month, “Basic Black” launched its 50th season. With divisive politics and a resurgence of white nationalism playing on the national level, and flare ups of racial tensions in Fenway Park bringing the race discussion to the fore locally, the academics, journalists and agency heads who regularly appear on the show have an abundance of material.