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The Demise of Net Neutrality Bodes a Grim Future for Public Media

The reason dystopian tales are so appealing is they play to our deepest fears about a future where technology, greed and lust thrive unbridled by human compassion, social justice and environmental consciousness. Dystopian thrillers may be exhilarating, but only because no one expects to actually live that way. As the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced

Acknowledging Our Veterans Through Documentaries

Veterans Day is a time for people in the United States to pause and give thanks to those who have served and are serving in our armed forces. I took a moment this past weekend to reflect on and appreciate the sacrifice some of my own relatives and friends have made in military service. On

Time for Action

To both our media makers and our viewers: We can no longer afford to take our public institutions for granted, and that includes public media.

Happy Birthday, Malcolm X!

For the perennial timeliness of his teachings and their influence on African American thought — especially in the current era of Black Lives Matter — we dedicate this special NBPC birthday salute to Brother Malcolm.

12 Unforgettable Moments from the #JusticeForFlint Live Chat

NBPC partnered with Blackout for Human Rights to host a live online chat about the water crisis affecting the city of Flint, Michigan. Moderated by Van Jones, the NBPC and Blackout live chat featured a panel discussion with Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay, Mark Ruffalo, Rhea Boyd, Carmen Perez, Pastor Michael McBride, Rashid Shabazz, Rashad Robinson, Vien Truong and Flint residents Dollene and Diamond Turner. If you’re looking for the cliff notes version — or just want to re-live the highlights of what turned out to be an unforgettable dialogue — then here are 12 of our favorite moments and quotations from the #JusticeForFlint panel discussion.

Meet NBPC’s 2016 Artist in Residence!

Melissa Haizlip is an award-winning filmmaker born in Boston and raised in the US Virgin Islands, Connecticut and New York. She is currently in production on “Mr. SOUL!” and the sci-fi feature “A Day in the Life of Bliss” directed by Wu Tsang.

10 Things to Look Forward to from NBPC in 2016

NBPC may have been around since 1979, but with so many fresh public media projects out there we are not about to get stuck in the past. In fact, 2016 will be a downright parade of premieres, panels, seminars and festivals for your participation and enjoyment. So grab your planner and a pen! Here are 10 of the brightest spots on this winter’s Black Public Media horizon.