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December 19,  2023



By Leslie Fields-Cruz

WOW! It’s only a few days before 2023 is a wrap. As we step fully into year-end holiday mode, the BPM team and I thought we’d share a few recommendations for your holiday viewing. We’ve selected these films around the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Even if you don’t observe that tradition, we’re certain you’ll enjoy these programs. Most are available to view from the BPM Website’s WATCH page.

BPM Winter Holiday Viewing Guide

(Programs are listed in alignment with the seven principles of Kwanzaa)
kwanza symbol for unity
Tuesday, December 26
Wednesday, December 27
Thursday, December 28
Friday, December 29
Saturday, December 30
Sunday, December 31
NEW YEAR’S DAY Monday, January 1, 2024

I also invite you to include BPM in your year-end giving by clicking the button above. All gifts are welcome.

Finally, we’d love for you to “celebrate” our Anthem Award Finalist entry by clicking here, entering Black Public Media in the search box, selecting Covid Conversations, and completing the form to applaud the seriesThough the gold, silver and bronze Anthem Awards are decided by an industry panel, the Community Voice awards are based purely on audience appreciation. Here’s your chance to weigh in and show the public how much we appreciate our filmmakers, Julian Hamer and Yessica Hernandez-Cruz. We’re up against some stiff competition so every voice counts. This Thursday is the celebration deadline.

Have a very merry holiday break! We look forward to seeing you in the new year. Our Weekly Dispatch is on hiatus next week so BPM’s editorial elves can enjoy their break along with the rest of our staff. Our business offices will be closed, too. We’ll return to our desks Tues., Jan. 2, and we’ll publish the first edition of the 2024 BPM newsletter on Tues., Jan. 9. ‘Til then, stay safe and happy viewing!

*These films are available on PBS Passport
** This program is available at 4theloveoftinsel.com
*** These AfroPoP Digital Shorts are streaming on the BPM YouTube channel  

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