Catch our executive director, Marquis Victor, on Basic Black tonight at 7:30 pm on WGBH. This episode will feature two founding members and two recipients of the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund as they discuss Black philanthropy amongst other topics. The fund, sparked by George Floyd's killing, was created by a coalition of Massachusetts Black and brown executives to dismantle systemic racism and support nonprofits focused on communities of color.
About Basic Black: Produced live at WGBH Studios in Boston, Basic Black is the longest-running program on public television focusing on the interests of people of color. The show, which was originally called Say Brother, was created in 1968 during the height of the civil rights movement as a response to the demand for public television programs reflecting the concerns of communities of color.