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 $15 million in funding
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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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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“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.