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Meet the man who created Black History Month

(CNN) — February marks Black History Month, a federally recognized, nationwide celebration that calls on all Americans to reflect on the significant roles that African-Americans have played in shaping US history. But how did this celebration come to be -- and why does it happen in February?. The man behind...
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Rihanna Calls Out Kentucky Attorney General's Black History Month Post, Demands Justice For Breonna Taylor

On the first day of Black History Month, Rihanna reminded Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron of how he failed Breonna Taylor. Cameron posted a video PSA on Twitter Monday (Feb. 1) about remembering and celebrating "the contributions Black men and women have made to our Commonwealth and to our nation," including himself as the first Black attorney general of the state. But many have remembered Cameron for his office's failure to charge the Louisville police officers who served a "no-knock" search warrant and fatally shot the 26-year-old EMT while she was asleep in her apartment on March 13, 2020.
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Profiles in perseverance

You may not know their names. But these courageous Black Americans changed history. Every Black History Month, we tend to celebrate the same cast of historic figures. They are the civil rights leaders and abolitionists whose faces we see plastered on calendars and postage stamps. They resurface each February when the nation commemorates African Americans who have transformed America.
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Celebrating Black History Month At The Tiny Desk

January 29, 2021; Washington, D.C.- This February, NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert series will celebrate Black History Month by featuring 13 Tiny Desk (home) concerts by Black artists across genres. The lineup includes both emerging and established artists who will be performing a Tiny Desk concert for the first time.
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10 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month at Home

We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. Feb. 1 marks the start of Black History Month, which honors the great contributions the Black community has made throughout U.S. history. The creation of the month-long celebration stems back to 1915, when noted historian and scholar Carter G. Woodson created a themed week to honor Black history. And in 1976, February was officially recognized as Black History Month, which over time graduated from being nationally celebrated to globally like it is in current day.
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Kick Off Black History Month with Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain and a Host of Other Events

Smithsonian will celebrate Black History Month this year with a twist—virtual programming. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is offering a wide range of digital programs for all ages this February. The month kicks off February 2 with a book discussion with authors and scholars Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain on their newly released book Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619–2019, a 10-part book spanning 400 years of African American history. In this discussion moderated by Mary Elliott, the museum’s curator of American slavery, Kendi and Blain will focus on slavery, reconstruction and segregation and their continuing impact on the United States. They will be joined by several contributors to the book, including Herb Boyd, City University of New York; Kali Nicole Gross, Emory University; Peniel Joseph, University of Texas; and Annette Gordon Reed, Harvard University.
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Apple celebrates Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, Apple is bringing customers a variety of new and updated collections and exclusive content that highlight and amplify Black creators, artists, developers, and businesses. From curated features across the App Store, Apple Music, the Apple TV app, Apple Books, and Apple Podcasts, to new Apple Maps Guides, the Apple Watch Black Unity Collection, Today at Apple sessions, and more, here is a look at what is in store across Apple’s products and services this February.
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What to Watch: Black History Month Specials, Movies and Documentaries

This Monday, Feb. 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month, and one of the many ways TVLine is marking the occasion is by spotlighting special programming that will be unspooling throughout the month. The list below features a plethora of documentaries (old and new) chronicling Black history both in...
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Atlanta Braves, MLB teams celebrate Black History Month

ATLANTA — Major League Baseball teams around the country, including the Atlanta Braves, will be celebrating Black History Month. MLB officials said in a news release the goals for this February will be to recognize the rich history of African Americans in baseball, support African American communities and institutions, and showcase voices of the youth, professional players and coaches.
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MCCC hosting Black History Month events

Monroe County Community College is hosting several online events in recognition of Black History Month. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit monroeccc.edu/events. Black History Month Profiles, Local & National: 5 p.m., hosted by Florence Buchanan, MCCC Board of Trustees member. To join, go...
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Apple Watch Unity Challenge opens to help celebrate Black History Month

An Apple Watch Unity Challenge has just landed, in which Apple invites us to keep moving to celebrate Black History Month. The company first announced it would be happening a couple of weeks ago. Black History Month can trace its own origins back to 1926, before becoming official in 1976...
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Black History Month: Meet Fresno trailblazer Dorothy Thomas

ABC30 is celebrating Black History Month by honoring local trailblazers in the Central Valley. As Dorothy Thomas rose in her banking career, she lifted others. Specializing in small business loans, this trailblazer is responsible for more than $600 million in Small Business Administration funded projects and 8,000 jobs created or retained in the Central Valley.
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