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Black History Month comes alive as Vikings legends share personal memories

The Viking greats told their inspiring stories to a group of high school students recently.
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Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Reflects on Black History Month and the Cultural Tradition of Storytelling

Black History Month is a sacred time for me as a filmmaker as I reflect on those who walked the hard road so ours could be easier. I find inspiration in their journey, which reignites my passion to carry on sacred storytelling traditions and continue to show the world the incredible contributions of the black Americans who […]
Tags: Artisans, Production, Oscar, Ava Duvernay, Ryan Coogler, Black History Month, Ruth E. Carter


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #2 'The Apollo'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films and videos featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did. We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History ...
Tags: Music, Country, Rap, Rock, Pop, Soul, Hip-hop, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Gospel, Motown, List this, Neosoul


In Honor of Black History Month, a Look at Black Directors Who Made History

In 2019, the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative reported that 2018 was a historic year for black filmmakers, noting a “record high when it came to hiring black directors.” The report reflected a significant change, showing the push for diversity both behind and in front of the camera. Though the numbers are increasing, the report also […]
Tags: News, Features, Spike Lee, Steve McQueen, Ava Duvernay, Black History Month, Julie Dash, Oscar Micheaux, John Singleton, Barry Jenkins, Victoria Mahoney, USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative


Director Gina Prince-Bythewood: Representation Still Too Rare in Hollywood (Guest Column)

Rihanna brought the thunder at this year’s NAACP Image Awards, telling the room that other races who befriend black folks need to also stand for us in the fight against racial oppression. “They wanna break bread with you, right? They like you? Well then, this is their problem too . . . Tell your friends […]
Tags: Rihanna, Opinion, Gina Prince Bythewood, Naacp, Black History Month, Love & Basketball, Hollywood Guest Column


‘The Photograph’ Director Stella Meghie on the Unbearable Weight of Representation

“The Photograph” is about to enter its third week in theaters. My head’s still spinning from the reviews and Twitter response — but let’s pretend I don’t read those. Folks have been kind to the film and I’m grateful. There’s unbearable weight called representation that lodged itself against my shoulders dropping a film during Black […]
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29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #3 'The Weird World of Blowfly'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films and videos featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did. We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History ...
Tags: Music, Country, Rap, Rock, Pop, Soul, Hip-hop, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Gospel, Motown, List this, Neosoul


Deontay Wilder mocked over Tyson Fury excuse after video resurfaces of claim he trains in 45-pound vest

Deontay Wilder's excuse that his ring walk attire drained the energy from his legs ahead of his defeat by Tyson Fury has been ridiculed after footage of the American claiming to train wearing “a 45-pound vest” resurfaced. The 34-year-old claimed in the aftermath of Sunday's defeat that the 40lbs-45lbs costume that he wore in tribute to Black History Month left him with little energy in his legs, which he believes played a big role in Fury's seventh-round stoppage victory. “He didn...
Tags: News, Boxing, Tyson Fury, Black History Month, Yahoo Sports, Wilder, Deontay Wilder


‘All Rise’ Star Simone Missick on Rarely Seeing ‘Messy, Fragile Black Women’ on TV

As the star of CBS’ courtroom drama “All Rise,” Simone Missick takes playing Judge Lola Carmichael seriously, even if the character isn’t always that herself. “I’ve got the fortune of coming up after Viola Davis, after Kerry Washington, that showed networks and buyers and audiences that they did want to see [these] stories told,” Missick […]
Tags: Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, News, Netflix, Cbs, Black History Month, Altered Carbon, Anthony Mackie, Simone Missick, Missick, All Rise, Lola Carmichael


Ray Mitchell’s North-South Winter Golf Tournament – Black History Month

Ray Mitchell’s North-South Winter Golf Tournament – Black History Month I recently received in the ... Read more. The post Ray Mitchell’s North-South Winter Golf Tournament – Black History Month appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog.
Tags: Sport, History, Golf, Aga, Black History Month, Charlie Sifford, Ray Mitchell, Ted Rhodes


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #4 'My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women and Hip Hop'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films and videos featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did. We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History ...
Tags: Music, Country, Rap, Rock, Pop, Soul, Hip-hop, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Gospel, Motown, List this, Neosoul


Tyson Fury had ‘all the injuries’ before Deontay Wilder fight, reveals trainer

Tyson Fury went into his world heavyweight title triumph over Deontay Wilder with ankles that were “all messed up” according to trainer SugarHill Steward, who gave the American's excuse of being hindered by his ring walk costume short shrift. Wilder blamed his poor performance in last Sunday's WBC heavyweight title contest on wearing a 40-pound costume to the ring to celebrate Black History Month, which he claimed drained his legs of all energy after wearing it for close to an hour. Th...
Tags: News, Boxing, Las Vegas, Tyson Fury, Black History Month, WBC, Wilder, Deontay Wilder, SugarHill Steward


Robin Thede: ‘Turn Black History Month into Black History Year’ (Guest Column)

From “The Queen Latifah Show,” “The Nightly Show,” “The Rundown with Robin Thede” and “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” my career has been dedicated in large part to the representation, advancement and celebration of black people year-round. And I know what you’re thinking: “Robin, you’re black (I think, right? Googles ‘Robin Thede ethnicity’ Yes, got […]
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29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #5 'Marcus'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films and videos featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did. We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History ...
Tags: Music, Country, Rock, Pop, Soul, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Gospel, Motown, List this, Neosoul, Music feature


Black Girls Fish 2

I haven't done a blog promotion in a long time, but I learned about this website yesterday and it is Black History Month, so why not? Black Girls Fish 2 is a website in its infancy.  I do not know if any black fisherwomen will ever see this post.  I wish Mz. Hooked well in bringing that community of anglers together. Mz. Hooked also started a Facebook Group. [Author: [email protected] (Basspastor)]
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Black History Month, Facebook Group, Bass Fisherwomen, Black Fisherwomen, Black Girls Who Fish, Mz Hooked


Kasi Lemmons: ‘African American History Is American History’ (Guest Column)

My influences were literary initially. I was a big reader of books so my influences were Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and southern novelists. In terms of film, I liked Bergman a lot and Hitchcock, but there were a lot of different people that I admired. I realized recently that Lina Wertmuller was one of […]
Tags: News, Black History Month, Bergman, Hitchcock, Lina Wertmuller, Kasi Lemmons, Toni Morrison Gabriel Garcia Marquez


These Overlooked Black Women Shaped Malcolm X’s Life

The anniversary of the Feb. 21, 1965, assassination of Malcolm X was surrounded by a renewed wave of interest in the black nationalist leader’s life and death — particularly with the release of the recent Netflix series Who Killed Malcolm X? and the subsequent news that the Manhattan District Attorney will review the investigation of his death. But while the Netflix series attempts to provide a broad overview of his life, political activism and relationship with Elijah Muhammad and the Nati...
Tags: News, Opinion, Uncategorized, America, United States, Grenada, Manhattan, Omaha, Montreal, Black History Month, Harlem, Communist Party, Malcolm X, Shabazz, University of Pittsburgh, Moore


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #6 'Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films and videos featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did. We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History ...
Tags: Music, Country, Rock, Pop, Soul, Blues, R&B, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Gospel, Motown, Mahalia Jackson, List this, Neosoul, Music feature


Baseball, Courage, and History

When you hear the crack of a baseball bat at spring training, cheer on the children in your life in their games, or enjoy a baseball game at any level of play, take a moment to think abut Fred Flowers. You’ll not find his name in the Baseball Hall of Fame. You will find a statue of him, though, baseball bat in hand. on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee. In the statue, Flowers...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Image and History In Temple BarSurprise Yoursel...
Tags: Travel, Art, Florida, Sports, History, Encounters, Civil Rights, Statues, Baseball, Florida State University, Intégration, Black History Month, Us Travel, Kerry Projects, African-american, Tallahassee


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #7 'Off Main St: Thundercat'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films and videos featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did. We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History ...
Tags: Music, Country, Rock, Pop, Soul, Blues, R&B, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Motown, List this, Neosoul, Music feature


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #8. ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads — A Robert Johnson Story

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films and videos featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did. We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History ...
Tags: Videos, Music, Films, Country, Rock, Pop, Soul, Blues, R&B, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Robert Johnson, Motown, List this


Justine Skye Says Her Island Gyal Collection Is an Homage to Her Jamaican Roots

If you scroll down Justine Skye's Instagram, you'll notice she is no stranger to trying different beauty looks that complement her style. From long goddess braids to acrylic nail designs to her signature nude lip, she's inspired a slew of brown and Black girls to love the skin they're in and taught us not to be afraid of makeup exploration. Before I knew she was a rising artist, actress, and model, it was her look that prompted me to hit the follow button and stalk her 'gram. It comes as no sur...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Women Of Color, Black History Month, Skye, Black Women, Melissa, Justine Skye, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Melissa Butler, Lip Bar, Island Gyal


GOF Celebrates Black History Month, Awards Black Guns Matter $25,000 – Urban Outreach

Maryland State House Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass statues IMG Marylanddotgov Annapolis, MD – -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) will celebrate Black History Month by presenting a check to Maj Toure and Black Guns Matter at the Maryland State House ​in front of the new Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass statues. The resources will be used to support firearm safety and conflict resolution training in Baltimore, Atlanta, Detroit, Richmond, New Orleans, Birmingham, Tallaha...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, US, United States, Nashville, Goa, Black History Month, Philadelphia Inquirer, Gun Owners of America GOA, Maryland State House, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Shooting Media News, Gun Owners of America, John Velleco, Black Guns Matter


‘Mixed-ish’ Showrunner: Black History Is ‘About Pushing Our Stories Forward’ (Guest Column)

So … every February my social media timeline is flooded with Black History Month celebrations. We all claim it fiercely and remind each other that this is not just something we should be doing in February, but all year round. We share stories we were taught in school and then dig up unknown heroes that […]
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29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #9  Behind the Music: Gladys Knight

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films and videos featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did. We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History ...
Tags: Videos, Music, Films, Country, Rock, Pop, Soul, Blues, R&B, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Gladys Knight, Motown, List this


Royce 5’9″ – “The Allegory” (Album Review)

Royce 5’9” is a Detroit veteran that most are familiar with for being 1/2 of Bad Meets Ǝvil with local sensation Eminem. However his mark as one of the city’s illest lyricists has already been made with releases such as Death is Certain, Street Hop, Success is Certain, Layers & even Royce’s last album Book of Ryan. Also can’t forget to mention his work with longtime collaborator DJ Premier as the MC/producer duo PRhyme or with the now defunct quartet of all-star wordsmiths that was once Slaught...
Tags: Reviews, Eminem, Jazz, Detroit, Black History Month, Montgomery, Grace, Royce, Conway, Ryan, Yelawolf, Westside Gunn, Emanny, Grafh, Kid Vishis, Royce 5'9


The Enduring Mystery of Malcolm X’s Assassination

Friday marks 55 years since Malcolm X, one of the 20th century’s most important black figures, was assassinated at age 39 while speaking at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, New York, on Feb. 21, 1965. In the more than half a century since, what happened that day has remained the subject of debate. Three members of the Nation of Islam (NOI) — Talmadge Hayer or Thomas Hagan (a.k.a Mujahid Abdul Halim), Norman Butler (a.k.a Muhammad Abdul Aziz) and Thomas Johnson (a.k.a Khalil Islam) — were con...
Tags: New York, News, Senate, New York City, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, History, Fbi, Netflix, United States, New York Times, Queens, Islam, Manhattan, John F Kennedy


A Biblical Perspective on Racial Diversity from John Stott

In the late 1970s, British nationalism and racial discrimination were in full swing, and British Christians began to voice their increasing concern. One way that evangelical leader, John Stott, did this was through his monthly column “Cornerstone” in Christianity Today , written between 1977 and 1981. Those articles covered “a wide spectrum of theological, ethical, cultural, and global issues.” 1 In his column from November 2, 1979, Stott responded to this tension by drawing out fou...
Tags: Religion, Articles, Britain, United States, Washington Dc, Athens, Jesus, Martin Luther King, Christ, Martin Luther King Jr, Enoch Powell, Black History Month, Jesus Christ, PAUL, Southern Africa, Lexham Press


Black History Month: Taylor K. Shaw on Black Women Animate and an Invitation to Dream

As a creator and writer, I dreamed of hiring a team of women that looked like the black female leads I create. Women who are bold, innovative, and challenge the status quo. It took months to find one animator. Then weeks to find the next. I brought these artists together and was stunned to find […]
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29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #10 The Believers: The First Transgender Gospel Choir

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films and videos featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Mo...
Tags: Videos, Music, Films, Country, Rock, Pop, Soul, Blues, R&B, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Motown, List this