Jacquie Jones Steps Down At NBPC

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NEW YORK (May 1, 2014)—Jacquie Jones, who has served as executive director of National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) since 2005, has stepped down. The board of directors of the 35-year- old nonprofit, which develops, produces and funds media content about the black experience for public media outlets, including television, digital radio and online, accepted her… Read more »

Stolen Story

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This highly contested film documents two filmmakers and their accidental discovery of people who claim they claim are enslaved in Polisario-run refugee camps in the Western Sahara.






Django Justice

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Django Unchained is less problematic in what it says about race, or violence, than what it contributes to the conversation about justice.






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 »