Black Country is created/directed by CBC’s own Keyetta Mangum and produced in partnership with CBC Audience Development.
“I am Black Country,” said Mangum. “Born and raised on the countryside of North Carolina.”
The show represents a Black America you haven’t seen on TV. It’s about family, faith, character, mentorship, and a country lifestyle that values connection to the land and each other. There’s also horse racing and little moonshine. At its core, it’s also about community, and people lifting each other up — core values of CBC.
Mangum continued, “The people you will meet, the lifestyle you will visually experience and the values displayed are captivating. I’m so excited and I can’t wait for you all to see this premiere on FOX 50.”
AUD Corporate Producer Anita Normanly helped support the trek from creation to the debut on FOX 50.
“It’s great to be part of the post-production and marketing of Black Country,” said Normanly. “When someone is passionate about something it shows, and this is a project Keyetta has been passionate about for a long time. She knows this story and the people in it so well. It’s extremely personal for her. I’m late to this game, but the more I work on it the more I feel like I know these cowboys and cowgirls too.”
Mangum is happy to be partnering with the crew at CBC to bring her documentary to more viewers.
“Working with Shelly and the CBC Audience Development Team continues to be an awesome experience,” said Mangum. “Their passion for this project is so truly rejuvenating.”
The feeling is mutual.
“I’m glad CBC is partnering with her to bring Black Country to a larger audience,” said Normanly. “Capitol Broadcasting Company serves and uplifts our community, and using our platforms to feature diverse, local voices is an engaging way to do that.”
Tune in to FOX 50 on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30pm for Black Country.