Ask A Muslim Trailer Live!

We have been very excited to launch our second original web series this summer, so after you check out the last episode of Black Folk Don’t this season, be sure to mark your calendars for fresh episodes of “Ask A Muslim” from the producers at Nur Media. Here is their description, and check out the […]


Taking The Dowager Countess to New Orleans

For a second time we took part this June in the National Association of Black Journalists’ Convention and Career Fair (NABJ). This year the conference, a wonderfully swankier affair from our last attendance, was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. And so it was a perfect way to launch our summer web series Black Folk Don’t, […]



We hope you all tuned in to last night’s very important premiere of “ENDGAME: AIDS In Black America.” Join producer/director Renata Simone later today for a live chat at 2 PM right here. She will be joined by Phill Wilson, founder and president of the Black AIDS Institute; Marvelyn Brown, author and AIDS activist; Lisa […]


Black Folk Don’t and the Power of Irony

In 2011 BlackPublicMedia.org launched the “Black Folk Don’t…” web series, a collection of expositional/conversational shorts about activities that black people supposedly did not do: tip, go to therapy, travel, go to the doctor, do winter sports, were just some of the titles in the first season. On June 26th, 2012 we will be launching another […]


Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes

HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes takes an in-depth look at representations of manhood, sexism and homophobia in hip-hop culture. This groundbreaking documentary is a ‘loving critique’ of certain disturbing developments in rap music culture from the point of view of a fan who challenges the art formÕs representations of masculinity. Leading rap and hip-hop artists […]


Masculinity Project Trailer

What does it mean to be a man? The Masculinity Project will gather multi-generational voices to explore this question, with a focus on the black community in the 21st century. This project addresses the critical topic of masculinity in the African American community by exploring how men are represented and perceived, investigating the obstacles they […]


Haiti: One Day, One Destiny

In the aftermath of great tragedy in Haiti in 2010 NBPC’s AfroPoP series sent Haitian American filmmaker Michele Stephenson down to capture the real voices of Haitians recovering. She and her team uncovered many small stories that together tell a grand tale of heavy loss and the will it takes to survive it.