BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA IS
A supportive partner of more than 175 media projects that have been created throughout our organizational history.
Proud to have spent the past four decades funding and distributing media content about the Black experience, and providing training and professional development to independent producers of color.
Honored to have been able to award more than $16 million in funding
Black Public Media supports the development of visionary content creators and distributes stories about the global Black experience to inspire a more equitable and inclusive future.
For 40 years, BPM has addressed the needs of unserved and underserved audiences. BPM continues to address historical, contemporary, and systemic challenges that traditionally impede the development and distribution of Black stories.
Storytellers play a critial role in capturing our history
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TRAINING & FUNDING
Black Public Media offers funding and professional development support for independent producers at all stages of their careers. To receive announcements about our programs and training opportunities, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media.
Black Public Media partners with PBS, American Public Television, NETA, World Channel, and PBS Digital to distribute programs to PBS. We acquire content for our signature series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange.
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“Through the use of technology and interactivity, I strive to add a layer of context to physical works and make audiences accountable participants, rather than consumers in the stories and thus create conversations that span time and space. My most recent work has been grounded in African American quilting traditions and their role as a vehicle for our stories between generations."