Time is Running Out …

If you’re planning to attend PitchBLACK you’d better hurry. Time is running out to reserve your spot. Registration closes Friday.

What to Expect at PitchBLACK 2024

Most people never get to hear from media makers while they’re in the process of making their films or emerging media projects …

Elevating Our Stories Matters

It might be hard to imagine now, but not that long ago millions of Americans acted as if Black stories mattered only to Black folk.

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

sculptor agusta savage standing to the right ans working of one of her pieces

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.