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Ford kicked off Black History Month with a bang. The automaker launched its “Built Phenomenally” ad campaign and debuted the all-new 2020 Ford Escape with an all-Black female cast and crew. Narrated by award-winning actress Angela Bassett, “Built Phenomenally” shines a spotlight on the Escape, the company’s bestselling SUV. Ford partnered with two organizations to…

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“They’ve Gotta Have Us,” an in-depth look at Black Hollywood, arrives just in time for Black History Month. Presented by Ava DuVernay’s Array, the three-part documentary series by Simon Frederick begins with the historic win of Moonlight at the 2017 Oscars. From there the series features in-depth interviews and examines Black Hollywood‘s pioneering actors, continuing…

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Black History Month is a time when the contributions of Black people are honored and revered. In addition to groundbreaking inventions, Black Americans are pioneers in the areas of film and television. In honor of Black History Month, here are 5 Black-led films that should be on your Black History Month watch list. Malcolm X…

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On Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, Google released a new video ahead of Black History Month highlighting phenomenal African Americans who have made noteworthy accomplishments. The concept behind the video is to bring awareness to some of “the most searched” history makers and moments that have captured the attention of the world. It opens with “the…

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The African American Leadership Awards celebrated six years of recognizing Black excellence at the prestigious Charles H. Wright Museum of African American history in Detroit. The momentous occasion, held Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, began as a way to pull together African American community leaders, business leaders and elected officials from around the state of Michigan…

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During an episode of her “Red Table Talk” Facebook series, Jada Pinkett Smith and her guests discussed the inequality between White women and women of color in America, in recognition of Black History Month. The 47-year-old actress has praised Anne Hathaway as “an ally” to women of color. Pinkett Smith insisted it must be acknowledged when there…

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TV One senior vice president Lori Hall is helping to create a beautiful surge of momentum in which Black women are constructing their own narratives, crashing through glass ceilings and changing the landscape with their own unique flavoring. Connecting to other energetic tributaries of expression, TV One is creating a powerful current that is helping blast open…

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In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson created Black History Week to celebrate the accomplishments of Blacks in America and the African diaspora. Decades later, we now celebrate Black History Month, and Black Americans across America and Canada celebrate the accomplishments of Black men and women in culture and history. It is something that was Black-created and…

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