Saluting Women in Media

The celebration continues this month as we transition from celebrating Black history during February to saluting women in media history in March.

Pitch Practice

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February 27,  2024 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH By Qiona Woffard Over President’s weekend, 11 teams of media makers descended upon the Edith Macy Center in Chappaqua, N.Y., for Black Public Media’s PitchBLACK Bootcamp. The weekend was filled with warmth, laughter and hard work as the artists supported each other in polishing their pitches. This is […]

Elevating Black Her-Stories

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I’m so excited about the Feb. 15 premiere of a new film by Sandy Rattley and Charlotte Mangin. It elevates the her-story of Augusta Savage …

What’s the Future for Black History?

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This Black History Month, a conversation has emerged that challenges the traditional approach to acknowledging the profound contributions of Black Americans to our shared national history.

A Little Light for the Journey

Award-winning producer Colin “Topper” Carew reached out to me recently to discuss a new project. It had something to do with a little light.

The Disquieting Throes of Change

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I hope you had an enriching MLK Jr. holiday weekend. Amid today’s disquieting throes over DEI programs it is reassuring to see our nation continue to devote a full day to remembering where we’ve been and why more work is needed.

New Year, New Opportunities

Happy New Year! I’ve no doubt 2024 will be lively. I look forward to the new opportunities and compelling Black stories that will emerge from it.

Fa la la la la, la la la WATCH!

WOW! In a few days, 2023 will be a wrap. The BPM team and I thought we’d share a few recommendations for your holiday viewing.

Celebrate with Us at Art Basel

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On balance, 2023 has been a good year for BPM and the media makers we serve. Now, its time to celebrate! Here are some suggestions …