Lighting Up the Public Media Landscape

DECEMBER 21, 2021 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz BPM Continues to Light Up The Public Media Landscape Back in 2018, when we took the bold step of rebranding the National Black Programming Consortium under the new name Black Public Media, we imagined a future in which this organization would have a

Advancing Black Stories and Storytellers

DECEMBER 14, 2021 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz Advancing Black Stories & Storytellers is What We Do Last week, filmmaker/comedian CJ Hunt contacted us to ask if we would host a virtual conversation that upcoming Sunday between him and NYT best selling author Clint Smith. We were happy to oblige.  CJ’s

Looking Back After 20 Years at BPM

DECEMBER 7, 2021 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz Looking Back After 20 Years at BPM It’s been 20 years since I was hired as the new program grants manager for the National Black Programming Consortium, now known as Black Public Media. I felt the butterflies in my stomach and experienced the tinge