Every day, Americans are engaged in prolific conversations about the current tenor and tone of race relations in our country. In this climate, the critical need for the voices of Black storytellers transcends the fundamental need for diversity.
Stories that tell the inherent truth about the Black experience, the contributions of African Americans, the nuances and richness of people of the African diaspora, are not simply tools for diversity, but essential to the survival of American culture.
Whether your gift is large or small, your support is deeply appreciated.
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BE A BPM DONOR
Make a donation to Black Public Media and become part of our growing family of supporters who believe that investing in Black stories gives voice to a more inclusive future.
There are many ways to give:
Make an unrestricted, general contribution
Commit to a recurring contribution (monthly, annually, etc.)
BECOME A PARTNER
Become a member of the Corporate Partners Program and support Black Public Media’s Signature Events—Black Media Story Summit, PitchBlack, and BPMPlus.
Corporate partnerships are available in a variety of levels, to ensure maximum participation by interested firms and organizations.
For more information about becoming a Corporate Partner please email Alisa Norris:
CONTRIBUTE TO OUR NEW EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
Formerly known as the Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund, this new initiative is a permanent fund to support creatives within the Black Public Media community. The pandemic laid bare the challenges Black independent artists face. With little to no safety net to cover the loss of freelance income, many artists have faced homelessness, hunger, and more. The BPM Emergency Relief Fund is designed to provide funding support in the face of an unforeseen emergency.
The pandemic will eventually end, but hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, or medical emergencies will continue to occur. This fund equips BPM to be ready to lend a helping hand.
For more information about the BPM Emergency Relief Fund, click here or contact our development office:
SUPPORT THE NONSO CHRISTIAN UGBODE FUND
Created in 2016, in memory of our colleague Nonso Christian Ugbode, this fund directly supports the NCU Emerging Media Fellowship.
About Nonso Christian Ugbode
For 10 years, Christian served as Director of Digital Initiatives here at Black Public Media. His vision and contributions were especially felt through his efforts to cultivate and prepare Black producers for work in digital and emerging media. Stricken by illness, he died in 2016 at the age of 34.
The NCU Emerging Media Fellowship is designed specifically for young artists who are producing their first independent emergingg media project. BPM provides each fellow with a mentor, production resources, up to $5,000 in funding, and distribution once the work is complete.