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AfroPop Season 8

In this season of AfroPoP, we continue the conversation around the contemporary experiences and perspectives of Africans and African Americans throughout the world — a journey of hope through stories that span three continents and the Caribbean. Our travel companions are as diverse as they are brave, and their stories are as nuanced as they […]

The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) has an opening in its program department. The Program Manager assists the Program and Acquisitions Director in program development and implementation, and oversees collecting, distributing and archiving of deliverables for NBPC’s broadcast programs including its signature public television series AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, NBPC funded broadcast specials, and as well as NBPC funded and […]

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Times Change, But Still the Wind Blows

If we are honest with ourselves, systemic racism is not likely to end in our lifetimes, our child’s lifetime or even our grandchild’s lifetime. But it’s when the media trucks have rolled out of town and the social media users are back to commenting about the Kardashians, that we must draw upon the resilience of the ancestors, gather our reserves, renew our partnerships, stand together with our allies and move forward. No, it’s not to continue the dialogue, but to advance it.

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Five POC-Centric Public Media Projects Coming Soon from NMC

The National Minority Consortia (otherwise known as the NMC) supports public media by and about people of color in many contexts. Chances are you already know us, the National Black Programming Consortium. But here’s an introduction to our sister organizations — Latino Public Broadcasting, Pacific Islanders in Communications, the Center for Asian American Media and Vision Maker Media — with this list of five exciting films they have in store.

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How Far Would Your Mother Go to Save You from HIV?

It is difficult to overstate how far a mother would go for her children. This is why we all go into a bit of a trance at this time of year. We will embarrass ourselves gladly for the corniest Mother’s day gift or card. There’s nothing on that shelf quite enough to express a feeling like “thanks for creating and carrying my heart and bones inside you for nine months!”

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Pitch Black 2015: And the Winners Are . . .

Last Thursday, April 23, the eight final teams from this year’s NBPC 360 incubator took the stage at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in downtown Manhattan. The producers had spent six weeks honing presentations for this special event: Pitch Black, an evening that spotlighted their ideas in front of a live audience and a panel of industry professionals.