Black History Month


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Exalting Blackness Amid White Noise: Afro-Latino Artists Speak on Navigating the World & Music Industry

We solicited a number of video submissions that responded to the query: What has been your experience as a black Latino musician or recording artist…


NYU Apologizes For “Racially Insensitive” Black History Month Menu

A university dining hall served up ribs, collard greens, and watermelon-flavored water.


‘Black Panther,’ Erik Killmonger And The Disconnect Within The African Diaspora

Harlem’s Magic Johnson theater was an epicenter of black excellence on an exceptionally frigid Sunday evening (Feb. 18). Throngs of beautifully hued families decked out…

Movies & TV

Hennessy, Photographer Andre Wagner’s New Short Film Honors Black History Month

The pair aims to celebrate melanin in all its glory.


Brooklyn Officials Fight To Combat Erasure Of Black History In Public Schools

This is the perfect example of the fight against colonialism, and simply not giving credit to people of color for their achievements in American history.


Symone Sanders Leaves Don Lemon In Stitches After The CNN Anchor Tries To Discuss Omarosa

"Don, it's Black History Month. We gotta talk about Omarosa?"


Student Prohibited From Wearing Malcolm X Sweater Meets Civil Rights Icon’s Daughter

"I was just trying to represent Malcolm X because I love my name."

Music News

Nas Pens An Open Love Letter To Music For Black History Month

“It was an echo of freedom, the notion that someone who looked like me could have a platform to say what was important."

Movies & TV

Web Series ‘LIBERTY’ Targets Stigma Against Interracial Dating In America

LIBERTY highlights all of the taboos and stigma that still remain within interracial couples. 


Kerry Washington, Jesse Williams & More Call For The Creation Of Black Monuments

Mic teamed up with 54 celebrities in an interactive project to call for monuments of Colin Kaepernick, Ida B. Wells and more.

Music News

Blood Orange Plans To Spread ‘Black History’ All Year Long With Two New Tracks

Here's a little music to keep you in the spirit of Black History Month all year long.


Chance The Rapper, Social Works Start Black History Film Festival Feat. “Malcolm X,” “Black Panther” And More

Social Works decided to use BHM to create an experience that gives youth a chance to experience majority black films that they may otherwise not…


Start Black History Month Off Right With These Adorable Future CNN Commentators

Black excellence is at an all time high!


The Legendary Lena Horne Honored With A New Postage Stamp

Lena Horne is now the 41st addition to the USPS's “Black Heritage Stamp Series.”
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