Black History Month · Important Events/Celebrations · Infographics

Black History Month: Winter Olympians

Today marks the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics aka the XXIII Olympic Winter Games! Around the world people will watch their fellow countrymen represent  and do their best in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. And because it's also Black History Month, I wanted to also celebrate the African-American men and women athletes with this poster I… Continue reading Black History Month: Winter Olympians

Black History Month · Important Events/Celebrations · Infographics

Infographic: Black History Month Firsts

Happy Black History Month! Here's an infographic I made detailing some of our people's achievements. Also if you're on Duolingo's Tiny Cards site I created flashcards of Black History Firsts.    

Black History Month · Infographics

Black History Month Spotlight Infographic: Black Star Wars Characters & Actors

As we continue to celebrate Black History, I wanted to mix my love of Star Wars with my love of blackness. So here's an infographic that I created using Piktochart that lists the black characters in the Star Wars universe. Granted this might not be a complete list but I did scour high and low… Continue reading Black History Month Spotlight Infographic: Black Star Wars Characters & Actors

Black History Month · Infographics

Black History Month: Black Inventors Infographic

In honor of Black History Month, I created this infographic (using Piktochart) spotlighting 8 black inventors. Obviously there are way more black inventors so head to your local library, or google to learn more. By just creating this infographic, I learned about inventors that I hadn't heard about before.  

Movies/TV · Relationships

29 Days of Black Love in Film Part 2

Originally posted on my pop culture blog Uncanny Pop last year. We continue our list of black films all about love with this second and finale entry.  Click here to see part one. 15. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by… Continue reading 29 Days of Black Love in Film Part 2

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29 Days of Black Love In Film Part 1

I originally posted this over at my pop culture blog Uncanny Pop last year. In honor of Black History Month and Valentines Day, here’s a list of 29 black films all about love (click here to see part 2). The films are in order by the year that they were released. 1. Paris Blues (1961)… Continue reading 29 Days of Black Love In Film Part 1

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Black History Month Spotlight: 28 Days of Black Love In Film Part 1

I wrote this for @Uncanny_Pop last week. I’ll also reblog part 2 in a bit.

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In honor of Black History Month and Valentines Day, here’s a list of 28 black films all about love. The films are in order by the year that they were released.

1. Paris Blues (1961)

Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike America at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. When they meet and fall in love with two young American girls, Lillian and Connie, who are vacationing in France, Ram and Eddie must decide whether they should move back to America with them, or stay in Paris for the freedom it allows them.

2. Nothing But A Man (1964)

African-American rail worker Duff Anderson (Ivan Dixon) has left his 4-year old son with a nanny, and now drifts through life with little ambition. Duff’s outlook on life changes when he meets schoolteacher Josie Dawson (Abbey Lincoln)…

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