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Basic Black: Politics, Race, and "The Birth of a Nation"

Basic Black returns with a review of the first Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and the impact of race in the election. The panelists then discuss the number of police-involved shootings of African American men and share their thoughts on the film, “The Birth of a Nation,” and the controversy surrounding its star, producer and director, Nate Parker. Host Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7FM speaks with Cambridge City Councilor, Nadeem Mazen; Tufts University Associate Professor, Natalie Masuoka; Javier Martin, Publisher at El Planeta; and Rev. Dana Gonsal, committee member of the Mass GOP Ward 18.