NPT’s American Masters In the Making – Rissi Palmer: Still Here Screening

Nashville Public Television and American Masters had a screening of American Masters In the Making – Rissi Palmer: Still Here, Thursday, March 2 in Nashville Public Television’s Studio A. The film follows country artist Rissi Palmer who is redefining success as she works on her latest album while uplifting the voices of other BIPOC women country music performers. Following […]

Black Media Story Summit: COVID & Vaccine Equity

The Black Media Story Summit – COVID and Adult Vaccine Equity is an opportunity for creatives to connect, network, and brainstorm story ideas with Michigan and North Carolina stakeholders in the fight to address COVID-19 and adult vaccine equity in the Black and Latinx community. The Story Summit goal is to inspire the creation of […]

African Diaspora Film Club: Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters

For our bi-monthly African Diaspora Film Club, Film Club curator, Cornelius Moore, will be hosting virtual conversation with directors Rosalynde LeBlanc and Tom Hurwitz to discuss Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters. The discussion was on Sun, Apr. 16. The film was not screened but is featured in Season 15 of AfroPoP: The […]

PitchBLACK Forum & Awards

Black Public Media will hold its sixth PitchBLACK Forum — the largest pitch competition for Black, independent filmmakers and creative technologists in the United States — on April 25 and 26. Winners of up to $150,000 in project funding for new documentary filmmaking and immersive media projects will be announced at the PitchBLACK Awards on April 27, honoring award-winning […]

PitchBLACK: Yoruba Richen Retrospective

In honor of the 2023 Trailblazer recipient, Yoruba Richen, Black Public Media will host a two-week retrospective of Richen’s work. Selected projects from her filmography will be available to stream on demand from April 24-May 8, 2023. As a PitchBLACK Forum attendee, we will keep you updated on how you can access the films.

AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Season 15 Artist Chat

In our celebration of 15 seasons of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, Black Public Media’s Executive Director Leslie Fields-Cruz chats with former AfroPoP directors and producers on our Twitter Space. In case you missed it, you can follow us on Twitter or click the link below to listen to our recording of the conversation.

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

When we launched the 360 Incubator+ program in 2015, we knew the breadth of the Black experience had yet to be adequately represented