Not Attending Sundance? Try Denton Black Film Fest

JANUARY 24, 2023 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz Not Attending Sundance? Try Denton Black Film Festival The film festival circuit is still recovering from its Covid-19-induced hiatus. While the virus remains a menace, it’s no longer viewed as a death sentence, which has emboldened more of us to venture out and

Shine Bright

JANUARY 17, 2023 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz Shine Bright! The sermon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. offered to the congregants of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church on Nov. 17, 1957, in Montgomery, Ala., included a statement that resonates with me today:  “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do

Welcome 360 Incubator+ Fellows

JANUARY 10, 2023 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz Welcome 360 Incubator+ Fellows! When we launched the 360 Incubator+ program in 2015, we knew the breadth of the Black experience had yet to be adequately represented on public media and aimed to change that. The program was designed to identify innovative storytellers and to generate quality

New Year, New Opportunities

JANUARY 3, 2023 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz New Year, New Opportunities Greetings BPM Family! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and that you’re looking forward to the possibilities this brand new year has to offer. I deeply appreciated the break and am now eager to pursue the