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Special Initiatives

WOKE! A Black Media Summit Coming in 2018

Black Public Media’s WOKE! A Black Media Summit will convene content creatives, funders, distributors, technologists, and thought leaders from across the social justice spectrum to prioritize pressing, but unknown or rarely covered issues facing black communities. An invitation only event, the summit will create partnerships to elevate and reflect black stories through a global media strategy.


For more information about WOKE! A Black Media Summit, contact Denise Greene [email protected]

WOKE! A Black Media Summit is funded in part by the MacArthur Foundation


AfroPoP 10th Anniversary Tour

2018 marks the 10th Anniversary of Black Public Media’s signature series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, and we’re celebrating by visiting five US cities and bringing the best of the AfroPoP titles to your local museum or media arts center.  We’re still choosing our cities, so hit us up on twitter using #Afropopdocs and let us know where you’re at, and maybe your city or town will be a stop on the tour.



Nonso Christian Ugbode Digital Media Fellowship

For ten years, Nonso Christian Ugbode served as the Director of Digital Initiatives, before his death in June of 2016. In his role he managed in-house production of content, and oversaw content and style for blackpublicmedia.org website. As a filmmaker and producer, some of the projects he worked on included the film Colored Frames, and the podcast (Mostly) Public Radio. Christian’s contribution was especially

felt in his cultivation of a space for black producers to work in digital media. This fellowship created by Christian and renamed in his honor, supports innovative and talented young black digital media makers, and provides them with infrastructure, resources, mentoring, and a stipend to support their work and projects.