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Kerry Washington plans to change how her kids learn about Black history. The 43-year-old actress has revealed she’s holding open conversations at home amid anti-racism protests in the US and elsewhere around the world. Appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Kerry shared: “There’s a lot of posts about privilege [that look] like discovering that racism exists…

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Ford hit several groundbreaking Black History Month milestones this year for the 2020 Escape by bringing together an all-Black female campaign titled “Built Phenomenally,” featuring award-winning actress Angela Bassett and Black girl creators. The integrated campaign included broadcast, digital, social, print and experiential platforms and spotlighted Ford’s support of the nonprofit organization Made in Her…

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General Motors African Ancestry Network hosted their 14th annual Black History Month celebration on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at the Detroit Marriott. The evening’s theme was “Driven By Culture, Defined By Innovation,” and recognized African Americans’ love of culture and innovation. GMAAN highlighted the historical achievements of African Americans in science, technology and design, while…

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There is no question that Atlanta is the best city to visit for a real Black history lesson. With Atlanta playing a major role in the history of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and of the Civil Rights Movement, it comes as no surprise that the largest museum of primary resources for both are…

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Don’t wait until Black History Month to learn about African American history. Learning about the accomplishments, contributions and prominent Black figures throughout history can take place 365 days a year. Here are a few of the most popular African American museums you should visit this summer to learn about or brush up on our history.…

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NASA is finally paying tribute to the Black female mathematician who changed the history of space travel. Katherine Johnson, whose work was hidden for decades, was responsible for the calculations that enabled spacecraft to safely orbit Earth and to land on the moon. USA Today reports that the Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility in Fairmont, West…

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GM Executives, past and present, photographed with the 2019 GMAAN Black History Month honorees. (Photo provided) The General Motors African Ancestry Network held its 13th annual Black History Month Celebration on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at the Detroit Renaissance Marriott. This year’s program theme was The Power of Reinvention, and was presented by Cadillac, which is…

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A book that has been responsible for the awakening of Black thought, pride and power for thousands apparently has an unpublished chapter. The Autobiography of Malcolm X, written by Alex Haley and Malcolm X it was published in 1965, he was assassinated in February of that same year. It has now been announced that Guernsey’s, a…

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The melodic sounds of good music were in the air as VocalEssence did a phenomenal job celebrating Black History Month with the performance of I Trust Harlem Is Still There. The performance was the inspiration of Bill Branfield from the letters from writer Langston Hughes. The performance from the symphony, conducted by Phillip Schoultz III was breathtaking. A…

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Keesha Boyd is the executive director of multicultural consumer services at Comcast Xfinity. In short, her team makes diversity and inclusion a top priority, including leading the charge for the Comcast platform (Xfinity on Demand) Black Film & TV, where Black content is featured 365 days a year to support the Black History Month campaign and “Black History is always on” a mission.…

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(Photo credit: Ann Zingha by Achille DevÈria, printed by FranÁois Le Villain) In celebration of Black History Month, rolling out is highlighting important figures in Black culture. Today, we examine the accomplishments of Queen Nzinga. – Queen Nzinga Mbande of Angola was a resilient leader of the Mbundu people. She used her charm and tactics of…

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The Travel Channel is willing to tell the world that King Tut’s mother resembled a White woman. The station will feature their “findings” on their series “Expedition Unknown” with Josh Gates. Apparently, Gates and Egyptologist Dr. Aidan Dodson received permission from Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities and The Egyptian Museum to remove the protective glass case…

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