Ask A Muslim Trailer Live!

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We have been very excited to launch our second original web series this summer, so after you check out the last episode of Black Folk Don’t this season, be sure to mark your calendars for fresh episodes of “Ask A Muslim” from the producers at Nur Media. Here is their description, and check out the… Read more »

Taking The Dowager Countess to New Orleans

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For a second time we took part this June in the National Association of Black Journalists’ Convention and Career Fair (NABJ). This year the conference, a wonderfully swankier affair from our last attendance, was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. And so it was a perfect way to launch our summer web series Black Folk Don’t,… Read more »

ENDGAME: AIDS In Black America (LIVE CHAT)

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We hope you all tuned in to last night’s very important premiere of “ENDGAME: AIDS In Black America.” Join producer/director Renata Simone later today for a live chat at 2 PM right here. She will be joined by Phill Wilson, founder and president of the Black AIDS Institute; Marvelyn Brown, author and AIDS activist; Lisa… Read more »

Black Folk Don’t and the Power of Irony

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In 2011 BlackPublicMedia.org launched the “Black Folk Don’t…” web series, a collection of expositional/conversational shorts about activities that black people supposedly did not do: tip, go to therapy, travel, go to the doctor, do winter sports, were just some of the titles in the first season. On June 26th, 2012 we will be launching another… Read more »

We Fund Stories, Not Issues!

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Many producers wonder why their projects weren’t selected for funding to help make their films. Allow us then, to give you some insight. In some cases declination of a project is because the producer didn’t satisfy a number of critical requirements needed for a documentary, such as an appropriate budget estimate, qualified personnel for the… Read more »

Creating Lives, Creating Stories

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I’ve been told that producing a film is almost akin to giving birth to a baby. Having only the experience of giving birth to a human I can’t really say if they are the exact same thing.  But in celebration of Mother’s Day here’s a shortlist of African American women filmmakers who have done both!… Read more »

Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls” Rocks the Boat!

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Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls is one of the latest videos to take the Internet by storm, having been viewed by over 4 million in less than a week. The creator, Franchesca Ramsey, a young, dark skin, Black woman with locs throws on a blond wig and goes IN, reenacting remarks made by… Read more »