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MIT & BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA FELLOWSHIP WINNING PROJECT

MAPPING BLACKNESS

 

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JUNE 23-25, HIGHLIGHTS

2020 BLACK MEDIA STORY SUMMIT

 

BPM RECOGNIZES

40 YEARS OF MEDIA GAME CHANGING

 

BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA IS

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A supportive partner of more than one hundred and twenty-five media projects that have been created throughout our organizational history.

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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.

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Honored to have been able to award more than $14 million in funding

OUR MISSION

Black Public Media (BPM) develops, produces, funds, and distributes media content about the African American and global Black experience.  Our mission is to commit to a fully realized expression of democracy and we accomplish this by supporting diverse voices through training, education and investment in visionary content makers.

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 critical role in capturing our history

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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.

Support BPM and filmmakers

“With Mapping Blackness, my goal is to really honor Black communities and shine a spotlight on everyday people who helped build them,” says Carla LynDale Bishop, the inaugural recipient of the new MIT & Black Public Media Fellowship. The fellowship is a collaboration between MIT's Open Documentary Laboratory, the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology, and Black Public Media designed to expand training opportunities for Black talent in emerging media. 

CARLA LYNDALE BISHOP
MIT & BPM FELLOW (2020)

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