The National Black Programming Consortium is committed to a fully realized expression of democracy. We support diverse voices by developing, producing and distributing innovative media about the Black experience and by investing in visionary content makers.


Founded in 1979, the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) develops, produces and funds media content about the Black experience for public media outlets, including television, digital radio and online. Since 1991, NBPC has invested more than $10 million dollars in iconic documentary content for public media outlets, including PBS and PBS.org; trained, mentored and supported a diverse array of producers who create content about contemporary black experiences; and emerged as a leader in the evolving next-media landscape. NBPC distributes engaging content online at BlackPublicMedia.org and via broadcast through its AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange documentary series.

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NBPC Staff

Leslie Fields-Cruz
Executive Director
Kay Shaw
Director of Strategic Engagement
Nonso Christian Ugbode
Director of Digital Initiatives
Diane Carr-Joseph
Business Manager
Lisa Durden
Broadcast Manager
Donna Hardwick
Fund Development
Cassandra Jensen
Digital Associate
Gregory Warren
Production Coordinator, 180 Days: Hartsville
NBPC Board
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