Yaya DaCosta to Host Season 7 of AfroPoP

Actress Yaya DaCosta, soon to be seen in the title role of Lifetime’s I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story, will host the public television series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Exchange as it returns for its seventh season. The star will emcee the new season of the innovative documentary program on contemporary art, life and culture in the African Diaspora.

NBPC 360 Gives Up to $150 for New TV and Web Series

National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) is launching an open call to producers for fresh serial content about the Black experience. Acceptable ideas include non-fiction TV series, scripted or non-fiction web series, and interactive web/digital projects. Three projects will ultimately receive up $150,000 to complete their pilots. Informational webinars will be held online in October and November. Submission deadline: January 9, 2015.


Jacquie Jones

Jacquie Steps Down

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 resignation this week.


180 Days Wins Peabody

The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) documentary series, 180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School, which shines the spotlight on the nation’s educational crisis, has won a Peabody Award, the Pulitzer Prize of electronic media. Jacquie Jones, the executive director of NBPC, will be presented the award on May 19th at the Peabody Awards ceremony at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria.

Upaj: Improvise

Performing artists Pandit Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels congratulate each other after a performance in the AfroPoP documentary “Upaj: Improvise.”

AfroPoP Release Season 6.0

Critically acclaimed actor Anthony Mackie takes on the helm of host for the sixth engaging anthology of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, with films about war, peace, art, love and as always cultural learning!

Doin’ It in the Park [Shot]

A young boy shoots his basketball from a low angle in the AfroPoP documentary “Doin’ It in the Park: Pick-up Basketball, NYC.”