BRIC Stands With Our Black Community

A Letter From Our President:

In this moment of profound reckoning for our country, I'm stunned by having witnessed so brazenly the ongoing consequences of whiteness being weaponized against Black bodies. I grieve for the Black lives taken from us: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others. I'm also pained by the toll COVID-19 has taken on our country, our city, our borough, and our neighbors. KEEP READING >>

B Free Awards 2017: Celebrating Women’s Voices

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 1:30PM

Exactly one month ago today, on Saturday, April 1, there was something special in the air. It was different, something reminiscent of creation and celebration, community and achievement, pride and excitement. What was it? It was the 4th Annual B Free Awards, Brooklyn Free Speech’s celebration of the thousands of hours of programming created by its dedicated producers— and it did not disappoint one bit!

The theme of the 2017 B Free Awards was “Celebrating Women’s Voices” and the evening’s signature colors of pink and gold beautifully complemented the various attires. Red carpet hosts Jessica Mason and Angela-Renee Coakley made sure everyone got their “15 minutes of fame” while guests were enjoying the food delicacies.


  • Continue reading the blog below, then view all of the photos from that special night here!
  • Relive B Free Awards 2017 by watching the awards ceremony here! 


Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 2:00PM

Let me make this clear, I did not come up making radio. I don’t have any stories about gigging at my college radio station playing Chuck Brown 45s while doing questionable character sketches with friends. Well, I did do those things, but with video cameras. I’m a filmmaker.

BRIC Receives 19 New York Emmy Award Nominations

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00PM

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce that it has received 19 nominations for the 60th Annual New York Emmy® Awards. The nominations include 13 for BRIC TV, the Brooklyn-focused nonprofit cable channel and digital network BRIC launched to acclaim last year, and six for shows produced through BRIC’s Brooklyn Free Speech public access initiative.

BRIC is Innovating With the Best of Them

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 5:00PM

Movies aren’t keeping up with TV. TV is trying to out-movie movies. The most radical act of mainstream art I saw in 2016 was a show where people sat together in a room, talking, and we watch human drama play out moment by moment, each week.

B Free Awards 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 5:15PM

Gowns, tuxedos, and the most flamboyant outfits were to be seen all around as the uber fabulous stars of Brooklyn Free Speech came out for the biggest night in free speech television, The 3rd Annual B Free Awards!

BRIC Receives 13 New York Emmy Award Nominations

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 12:00AM

We are pleased to announce that BRIC has received 13 nominations for the 2016 New York Emmy Awards. The nominations include nine for BRIC TV, our Brooklyn-focused nonprofit cable channel and digital network launched just last year, and four for shows produced through BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech initiative.

BRIC brought the FLIX in 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 8:30PM

In May 2015, BRIC launched BRIC FLIX, a free, monthly film and conversation series at BRIC Arts | Media House.