Wyatt Cenac Hosts AfroPoP Season 4.0!

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You may recognize funnyman Wyatt Cenac from his stints as a correspondent for the Daily Show. You can also see him soon as the host of our new upcoming AfroPoP season, season 4! Recently NBPC held the AfroPoP production shoot in a Williamsburg studio, and we brought some flavor into the industrial neighborhood. Check out… Read more »

I Try Very Hard To Act Brown But…

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My mother always said, “You are different, you don’t play by the same rules.” These are words I live by, especially since I work in corporate America. Last week I had my semi-annual review. Things were going really well until my boss went over his hand written notes about my “Opportunities for Improvement.” His list… Read more »

Whose streets? Our streets! NYC and Troy Davis, 9/22/11

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I am writing and sharing this as I have no idea how much this story will get covered, or not. Please feel free to share this. I woke up today as I’m sure many of you did thinking of how I get to wake up today, and Troy Davis doesn’t. I thought about how our… Read more »

The New Negro: Rare MLK Interview

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This weekend will bring a new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial to Washington DC, and it is reviving a lot of conversation about the man, his mission and his tactics. PBS.org shared with us a very rare interview from 1957 featuring Dr. King on the classic “An Open Mind” PBS talk show. It is very… Read more »

Black Hot Fresh Summer Preview!

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For a while we here in the NBPC labs of Black-ness have been mixing and matching various new media concoctions to engage the masses on issues that range from Black masculinity, to a big hurricane mess named Katrina, and recently we sent some talented filmmakers to Haiti to capture the voices of real Haitians dealing… Read more »

“Al-Gore” Rhythms & Girl Power @ G4C 2011

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“I just got off the red eye from Tokyo so if I stumble, you’ll know why.” These were the first words from Al Gore at his Keynote presentation for the 2011 Games for Change conference, after a warm and loud round of applause from a group of about 800 attendees gathered at NYU’s Skirball Center… Read more »

My Fellow American

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Unity Productions Foundation has made a short film for the web, and it is a strong example of arts/media/culture as an empowering form of resistance. Anti-Muslim hatred, otherwise dubbed as Islamophobia, has gripped this country for many years and has grown quite visibly in the last decade, during the ‘War on Terror’. Muslims have been… Read more »