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‘OITNB’ Star Danielle Brooks to Host Upcoming Season of ‘AfroPop’

'OITNB' Star Danielle Brooks to Host Upcoming Season of 'AfroPop'
LOS ANGELES - SEP 22: Danielle Brooks at the 65th Emmy Awards - Arrivals at Nokia Theater on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA (Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)

Orange Is the New Black star Danielle Brooks will host Season 11 of the public television series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, which features documentaries and short stories about life, art and culture in the African Diaspora.

Brooks will emcee the season’s episodes, which highlight diverse issues including social justice, politics, LGBTQ identity, fashion and violence against women. It will spotlight films such as Mama Africa!, black enuf*, Dressed Like Kings, While I Breathe, I Hope and The Faces We Lost.

AfroPop is produced by Black Public Media (BPM) and co-presented by American Public Television (APT).

“From AFRICA to America and back again, AfroPoP once again fulfills its commitment to bring engaging and thought-provoking stories about the African Diaspora to U.S. audiences,” said Leslie Fields-Cruzco, executive producer and BPM executive director.

Brooks will be added to the list of high profile entertainers who have hosted the hit public series including Idris Elba, Anika Noni Rose, Wyatt Cenac, Gabourey Sidibe, Anthony Mackie and Jussie Smollett.

“We are thrilled to have another compelling and dynamic season of AfroPoP to share with public television audiences nationwide,” said Thomas Davison, APT Director Business Development & International Sales. “Now in its 11th season, AfroPoP has firmly established itself on station schedules across the country.”

AfroPoP will air on the WORLD Channel at 8 p.m. ET/ 10 p.m. PT on Jan. 21. New episodes are scheduled for each Monday through Feb. 18.

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