The Power of Story: From History to Her-story

Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Donald Trump, Bill O’Reilly, Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., Roy Moore, Mike Oreskes, Al Franken, Charlie Rose, Kevin Spacey, John Conyers, Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor. All recent inductees to an ignominious hall of fame.   This year has been exasperating on so many levels, but the gathering flood of stories about successful men sexually harassing […]

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The Demise of Net Neutrality Bodes a Grim Future for Public Media

The reason dystopian tales are so appealing is they play to our deepest fears about a future where technology, greed and lust thrive unbridled by human compassion, social justice and environmental consciousness. Dystopian thrillers may be exhilarating, but only because no one expects to actually live that way. As the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced […]

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NBPC Wins Grant, Wages War on Intolerance

In a time of racial strife, NBPC will put a $750,000 award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to work to help Black storytellers get strategic. The Black Media Summit will bring creatives together with Black thought leaders and more to determine which stories most need telling and how to get them […]

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7 Black LGBTQ Films to Watch This Pride Month!

There’s a whole bouquet of reasons to love June – summer solstice, Juneteenth, Father’s Day and Geminis, to name a few – and we’ve picked out a special arrangement of black LGBTQ films just for you. Available to stream, screen and sample through our public media network, these Pride Month-themed projects have all been supported […]