Clix Inc., which calls itself the free “Guidance Guru” for top streaming movies and series, celebrates February’s Black History Month, unveiling the 50 most extraordinary Black voices in media: icons, leaders, and legends Angela Basset to Zendaya; Lizzo to Byron Allen. Honoree and leading Black media entrepreneur Allen, says: “As a child, strong, positive African […]
The Africa Channel announced a portion of its Black History Month lineup fueled by the theme of Black Ambition, Excellence and Identity. Heading it will be a sneak peek of the channel’s new original reality series African Royale which follows one Nigerian heiress’ journey as she navigates a life and career while carving out an identity as both […]
There’s a wealth of provocative and creative Black-focused programs in February, looking deep into the past to examine topics such as the roots of slavery and the achievements of towering figures including Frederick Douglass. The post-George Floyd onset of racial reckoning and the subsequent backlash have coincided with the growth of streaming and its voracious need for content, a two-fold incentive for TV to pay heed to the sweep and nuance of Black experience.
Tuesday marks the start of Black History Month, with the broadcast and cable networks and streamers planning a slew of TV series, movies, news programming, documentaries, specials and more to roll out over the course of February to celebrate, educate and entertain.
WHAS in Louisville, Ky., is celebrating Black History Month with Moments That Matter, a series of interviews with 28 people in the area revealing the city’s problematic history.
For Black History Month, “Project CommUNITY: History & Hope” will pair young Black Hearst Television journalists across the country with Black seniors in their communities for insightful conversations.
Creating History will feature six individuals and how they are leaving their mark on the world through compassion for others.
Selma: A March to Remember focuses on the personal accounts of people who were there. Leaders, participants and witnesses recount their experiences, in their own words and talk about the challenges that still persist. It will air on 42 Raycom Media owned or managed stations starting Friday, Feb. 27, and on the African-American diginet Bounce TV on March 4.
A special program, St. Louis to Selma, from Tribune-owned Fox affiliate in St. Louis highlights people who lived in St Louis that marched in Selma, Ala., 50 years ago in an attempt to end the roadblocks of voter registration against African Americans.
Throughout the month of February, Tribune Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WGN Chicago (DMA 3) will air special news segments on WGN News at Nine, WGN Midday News and People to People celebrating Black History Month. Tuesday, Feb. 3 — Chicago’s Connection to Selma Audiences and the Academy Awards alike have high praise for the film, Selma. […]
Bounce TV will honor Black History Month in February with a month-long programming tribute featuring African-American stories, motion pictures and performances. The tribute will also include a new original short-form series of vignettes called Today’s History Makers featuring African Americans including Common, Tamar Braxton, K. Michelle and Grammy-winning producer, singer and songwriter The Dream sharing […]
The multicast network will use every Sunday night in February to offer movies with new, original short-form vignettes from influential African Americans.
Beginning Feb. 1, NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago (DMA 3) will celebrate Black History Month with a series of special reports that will air weekly on NBC 5 News at 5 p.m. The theme of the month-long series is “Shaping a News Generation.” Each week will feature an outstanding individual who is making a difference in their field […]
Market by market and special program by special program, stations make Black History Month TV moments accessible to both viewers and sponsors. In doing so, advertisers have the opportunity to extend their brand connections with local consumers and acknowledge the changing role of Black and African Americans in the consumer economy.
Documentaries will premiere Every Wednesday night in February. Also featured are reflections from Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall and other African American celebrities that will air throughout the month.