Everyday around the world Black history is being made. The last spotlight of the week is dedicated to Opera singer, Leontyne Price. Black people are the roots of this country and our history has made such an impact on the American culture. This spotlight series was to showcase pacemakers and game changers of yesterday and today. As the month of February comes to a close, we want you to think, how you can do to contribute to black history today. Tomorrow is not promised so make the most of what you have today.
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WE ARE INVENTORS, ENTREPRENEURS, WE ARE CULTURE
Legends never die, their legacy lives on forever. Black History Month Spotlight of the Week is still on the move. This week, we are highlighting innovator extraordinaire, Madame C.J. Walker. A true pioneer and staple in the African American community. Did you know that she invented the first hot comb? Stay tuned for more Black History all month long.
BECAUSE OF THEM … WE CAN !
Today’s Black History Month Spotlight, goes to a pioneer who opened the door for so many who followed. No other than the late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm.
Did you know that there is a New York State Park named after the trailblazer? The park is located in Brooklyn, NY. It is open and is also still under development.
THE SUPREMES MEMBER, MARY WILSON HAS PASSED AWAY
On Monday evening, Mary Wilson passed away at the age of 76. This has been confirmed through the late signers publicist, Jay Schwartz. The cause of death has not been release at this time.
The founding member, most famously stood side by side with Diana Ross, Florence as the hit group, ‘The Supremes‘ in 1959. In a statement with NPR, Motown creator Berry Gordy said,
I was always proud of Mary. She was quite a star in her own right and over the years continued to work hard to boost the legacy of the Supremes. Mary Wilson was extremely special to me. She was a trailblazer, a diva and will be deeply missed.”Berry Gordy, Motown Founder
Wilson’s services will be private due to the current social distancing restrictions and is scheduled to take place at a later time. Wilson leaves behind her daughter, son, grandchildren, sister and brother.
Sleep In Peace Ms. Wilson and Condolences to the Wilson Family and Friends.
BLACK HISTORY IS NOT A MONTH, ITS EVERY DAY
Today’s spotlight goes to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Check out some fun facts about the late trailblazer. Did you know that Madame Vice President Kamala Harris ( also a Howard alum) was sworn into office using Justice Marshall’s Bible?
Black Movie Releases Coming February
Respectfully, we are always rooting for everybody Black. Check out some of the release coming to a screen near you starring some of Hollywood’s most talented Black actors and actresses.
Coming to Netflix on February 5th, Malcolm and Marie is set to drop. The film is about a couple whose love and romance is put through the test of tribulations. The romantic couple will be played by Zendaya and John David Washington.
On February 12th, HBO MAX brings us the highly anticipated film, Judas and the Black Messiah. It’s a biographical drama, starring Daniel Kaluuya. Kaluuya will revive the life of late chairman, Fred Hampton of the Black Panther Party, Illinois Chapter. Lakeith Stanfield stars as William O’Neal. O’Neal was the undercover FBI informant that infiltrated the Illinois chapter leading to Hampton’s demise.
Hulu is bringing us a new original film on February 26th, The United States vs. Billie Holiday. Andra Day, will star as the late great singer. The screenplay was written by Suzan-Lori Parks and the film was directed by Lee Daniels. The movie illustrates Billie Holiday’s career and portrays the period of time where FBI held an investigation against the star. The narcotics investigation was led by former Black federal agent, Jimmy Fletcher, who Holiday had an affair with.
Grab a blow of popcorn, grab some friends or family and spend some quality time this Black History Month.
Celebrating Black History Month
To kick-off Black History Month and in light of February also being American Heart Month, the first spotlight features Dr. Daniel H. Williams III. Stay tuned for more highlights of black excellence.
WHO IS READY FOR THE MOST HISTORIC BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVER
WE ARE SHINING A LIGHT ON SOME OF THE GREATS EVERY WEEK FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
DROPPING FEBRUARY 1 ,2021