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Black History Month

Post last updated 2/15/2023

February was originally coined Black History Month in the 1920s as a way to celebrate Black culture and identity and ensure that school children are exposed to Black history. Today, Black History Month still serves as a means of transforming our current understanding of American history while illuminating the true experience of Black individuals and communities in the United States.

“Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble.”

— Former U.S. Representative John Lewis.

At Media Cause, we are addressing the gaps in representation in our society and more specifically, our industry, while also celebrating the identity and diversity of Black families everywhere. 

The celebration of Black history and Black lives does not end in February. Several team members have shared resources to follow to stay involved and continue learning: 

 

Organizations committed to racial equity, specifically Black liberation:

 

 

Book Club

  • Black Liberation and the American Dream: The Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice, Edited by Paul Le Blanc
  • Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African American Voting Rights by Lawrence Goldstone
  • A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross
  • Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
  • The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race edited by Jesmyn Ward

 

Movie Night

  • I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
  • 13th (2016)
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)
  • One Night in Miami… (2020)
  • Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America (2021)

 

Previous Resources from 2022 month theme of Health + Wellness

 

Meditation + Yoga

 

Mental Health Organizations

 

Additional Resources

 

Instagram Series

Book Club

    • Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
    • The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett 
    • Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
    • Between The World And Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • How We Fight for Our Lives – Saeed Jones
    • Well-Read Black Girl – Glory Edim
    • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
    • The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
    • Redefining Realness – Janet Mock
    • The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

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