For the perennial timeliness of his teachings and their influence on African American thought — especially in the current era of Black Lives Matter — we dedicate this special NBPC birthday salute to Brother Malcolm.
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NBPC partnered with Blackout for Human Rights to host a live online chat about the water crisis affecting the city of Flint, Michigan. Moderated by Van Jones, the NBPC and Blackout live chat featured a panel discussion with Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay, Mark Ruffalo, Rhea Boyd, Carmen Perez, Pastor Michael McBride, Rashid Shabazz, Rashad Robinson, Vien Truong and Flint residents Dollene and Diamond Turner. If you’re looking for the cliff notes version — or just want to re-live the highlights of what turned out to be an unforgettable dialogue — then here are 12 of our favorite moments and quotations from the #JusticeForFlint panel discussion.
NBPC may have been around since 1979, but with so many fresh public media projects out there we are not about to get stuck in the past. In fact, 2016 will be a downright parade of premieres, panels, seminars and festivals for your participation and enjoyment. So grab your planner and a pen! Here are 10 of the brightest spots on this winter’s Black Public Media horizon.
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.
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.
How would you fare with power over the fates of today’s schoolchildren and the public education system? Could you meet the developmental needs of a classroom of ten-year-olds, and pass each of them on to the sixth grade?
Here’s a riddle for you: what do Newark education reform, mental illness, passing for white, African youth culture, intergenerational family conversation, Detroit high school students, the challenges of fatherhood and Washington, D.C.’s U Street Corridor have in common?
She moved with the times. The Lady Who Swung the Band was not a one-genre woman. Blues, swing, bebop . . . you can trace the trajectory of 20th-century jazz straight through her life. She even embraced the free jazz of the 1970s.
Media innovator and NYU professor Artel Great has probably heard his share of puns on his last name, and with good reason: the man has a wealth of great ideas. Take the titles of his recent research presentations — “Towards a Better Tomorrow: ‘The Defiant Ones’ & the Interracial Buddy Film” and (seasonably enough) “When the Veil Descends: Race & the Oscars.” Or consider his latest, most engrossing enterprise: Project Catalyst.