Black Folk Dont: Get Anywhere on Time

AfroPop’s stories are beautifully and poignantly told, and remind us that not enough has changed for people of African descent globally. Black Public Media is committed to continuing to bring to the American public these stories and others that celebrate the art, culture and creativity people of African descent for another 10 years.

S3 E6: Black Folk Don’t…Join the NRA

In our final episode of the season, we look at black folk and the NRA. It's been an amazing season and we are so grateful to all of your for watching and everyone we interviewed. Stay in touch with us by liking our Facebook page or following us on twitter @blackfolkdont. Presented by Black Public Media and directed by Angela Tucker.

S3 E5: Black Folk Don’t…Adopt

In this episode we look at adoption and the black community. As usual, it's more complex than you think! Presented by Black Public Media and directed by Angela Tucker.

S3 E4: Black Folk Don’t…Do Feminism

There have been many conversations about the definition of feminism and who falls neatly (or not so neatly) within that definition. From Shirley Chisholm to Audre Lorde, this episode gets into it all! Presented by Black Public Media and directed by Angela Tucker.

S3 E3: Black Folk Don’t…Do Plastic Surgery

Is plastic surgery relevant for black folk? If so, what kinds of surgery do black folk get? Join the folks from Cali as they contemplate if "black don't crack"; including commentary from West Coast favorites Norwood Fisher of Fishbone, actress Lisa Gay Hamilton, and acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay! This episode has sensitive language. Presented by Black Public Media and directed by Angela Tucker.

S3 E2: Black Folk Don’t…Live to the end of a Horror Film

Do black folk live to the end of a horror film? Do scary movies allow black characters to survive...? Join acclaimed director Ava DuVernay and California actors and regular folk as they muse on this! Presented by BlackPublicMedia.org and directed by Angela Tucker.

S3 E1: Black Folk Don’t…Go Green

Presented by Black Public Media this is a light-hearted exploration of the marriage question, in a sea of media coverage about Black women and marriage. Are Black people getting married any more or less than other folks?

S2 E7: Black Folk Don’t…Get Married

Presented by Black Public Media this is a light-hearted exploration of the marriage question, in a sea of media coverage about Black women and marriage. Are Black people getting married any more or less than other folk?

S2 E5: Black Folk Don’t…Do Atheism

Presented by Black Public Media this sensitive episode of Black Folk Don't pokes at a long held institution in Black American life, religion. Is atheism also an ignored part of that tradition as well? PLEASE NOTE: Sensitive Topic

S2 E4: Black Folk Don’t…Have Eating Disorders

Presented by Black Public Media this episode asks what is the danger in assuming that black folk don’t have issues with their body? What happens when there is no broad and inclusive discussion of eating disorders?

S2 E3: Black Folk Don’t…Camp

Presented by Black Public Media this episode explores the great outdoors, which seems to be the last frontier when it comes to black folk. Or is it just a myth that black folk don't pitch tents with Mother Nature?

S2 E2: Black Folk Don’t…NOLA Special

New Orleans, Louisiana, (NOLA) has a rich and exciting history of culture and struggle. This episode focuses on the stories of the New Orleanians featured in this season of Black Folk Don't presented by Black Public Media, their hopes and their experiences of a beloved home.

S2 E1: Black Folk Don’t…Swim

Presented by Black Public Media this episode asks, what is keeping black folk out of the water, lakes, pools, swimming holes? Wet hair? Sense memory? Or is this just another one of those myths?!

S1 E6: Black Folk Don’t…Do Yoga

Presented by Black Public Media this episode asks, has the culture of yoga gotten too corporate for black folk? Or maybe black folk are actually doing and teaching yoga in new and unexpected places despite this stereotype?

S1 E5: Black Folk Don’t…Go to the Doctor

Presented by Black Public Media this episode explores the question of black folk not visiting the doctor regularly. Does this assertion hold up to experience? Are there historical considerations to explore here? Or have we stumbled on yet another myth?

S1 E3: Black Folk Don’t…Travel

Presented by Black Public Media this episode explores the assertion that black folk don’t engage in travel tourism as much as others. Is this just another case of “it depends what you mean by travel”? And as always are there socio-economic, or cultural at work here?

S1 E4: Black Folk Don’t…Do Winter Sports

Quick: name a black winter sports athlete other than Shani Davis. Hm, well, you be the judge of your skills on that one. Presented by Black Public Media this episode asks why is it that winter sports seem to have less black folk in the mix? Or is this not even the case?

S1 E2: Black Folk Don’t…Go to Therapy

Presented by Black Public Media this episode asks, does the archetype of a stoic quietly suffering people hold for black folk? Are black folk more likely to associate a stigma with therapy and other forms of psychological self-exploration, or is that yet another myth with many holes?

S1 E1: Black Folk Don’t…Tip

Angela Tucker, Series Director/Producer

Angela Tucker is a writer, director and producer. Her directorial work includes (A)sexual, a feature length documentary about people who experience no sexual attraction available on iTunes and VOD this summer and Black Folk Don’t … a satirical, documentary web series in its second season featured in Time Magazine’s “10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life.” She is a Co-Producer on The New Black, a feature length documentary currently in production about the complicated histories of the African American and LGBT civil rights movements. The film was honored with the Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access. Angela is also the Series Producer for the PBS documentary series, AfroPop. She was the Director of Production at Big Mouth Films, a social issue documentary production company that is a project of Arts Engine, Inc. There, she produced several award winning documentaries including Pushing the Elephant (PBS’ Independent Lens) about a Congolese mother and daughter separated over 12 years. She received her MFA in Film from Columbia University where she was awarded a Dean’s Fellowship. Tucker is based in Brooklyn, NY and can be followed on Twitter @tuckergurl.

Michelle Chang, Editor

Eliana Alvarez Martinez, Director of Photography

William Sabourin, Director of Photography

Lauren Domino, Field Producer

Shira Golding Evergreen, Animation/Title Design

Marco Vitale, Assistant Camera

Danielle Beeber, Production Management/Associate Producer

Shawn Peters, Director of Photography

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