My 3 yo nephew’s 😉
Happy Friday Sunflowers! I will be heading out to visit my sis in San Francisco next week, but don’t fret I have several posts scheduled in my absence. In the meantime, check out the awesome Black History programming coming up in the next few days:
Independent Lens (http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/)
PBS – throughout February
*All times below are Eastern, please check your local listings for local PBS channels and times. Many of the following shows are also available for viewing online at pbs.org.
Have You Heard From Johannesburg? Free at Last
2/18 @ 8PM;2/19 @12am; 2/21 @10am; 2/22 @ 2am
Documentary. The apartheid regime in Pretoria crumbles; Nelson Mandela is freed from prison and in 1990, he is elected President.
When I Rise
Documentary. A University of Texas music student struggles against racial tension and reaches ultimate success in international opera.
The Order of Myths; Bi-Racial Hair
Documentary. At America’s oldest Mardi Gras in Mobile, AL events remain segregated between whites and blacks; a 13 year-old poet proposes a “new race”.
More Than a Month
2/19 @10:30pm; 2/25 @5am & 5:30 pm,
Documentary. A filmmaker creates a satirical cross-country campaign to end Black History Month.
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Documentary. A cinematic and musical journey into America’s black communities from 1967-1975.
Slavery by Another Name (http://www.pbs.org/tpt/slavery-by-another-name)
PBS –various times 2/23-2/26
Documentary. Labor practices and laws create a new form of slavery in the South; narrator Laurence Fishburne.
America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates
PBS – several episodes throughout February
Blacks begin returning to Southern cities that once served as the battlegrounds where civil rights were won. A four-hour assessment of the state of black America at the beginning of the 21st century. The evolution of African American society has split into two distinct communities, according to Henry Louis Gates, Jr. – the privileged and the disenfranchised. Viewed through the lens of four intrinsic elements of the African American experience – Black Hollywood, The Black Elite, The Ghetto, and The New South – gates examines the legacy of the Civil Rights movement since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In Performance at the White House – A Celebration for Music From the Civil Rights Era
PBS – 2/22 @2pm
A concert celebrates Black History Month; performers include Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
The Loving Story (http://www.hbo.com/#/documentaries/the-loving-story)
HBO – various times throughout February
A Landmark Supreme Court case rules on the marriage of an interracial couple in Virginia.
On The Shoulders of Giants
Showtime – throughout February
Documentary. In 1939 an all-Black basketball team plays a competitive white team and helps usher in an era of creative energy known as the Harlem Renaissance.
The Black List (http://tvone.tv/specials/the-blacklist)
TVOne – 2/17-2/19, Vols. 1-3
The Black List profiles some of today’s most fascinating African- Americans. From the childhood inspirations that shaped their ambitions, to the evolving American landscape they helped define, to the importance of preserving a unique cultural identity for future generations, these prominent individuals offer a unique look into the zeitgeist of black America, redefining the traditional pejorative notion of a blacklist.
The 43rd NAACP Image Awards (http://tvone.tv/specials/naacp-image-awards)
TVOne – 2/18 @ 9pm
The NAACP recognizes artistic achievements.
Know of any other Black History Month TV shows or movies scheduled for broadcast this month? Leave your sunshine below.
Happy Valentine’s Day Sunflowers!
I participated in a blogland Vday Candy Gram Swap hosted by Mrs Pancakes over at The Adventures of Team Pancakes and want to take a moment to share my loot and thank my swap partner Ticka from Spoon Full of Sugar.
Thanks so much for the lovely gifts Ticka! Wishing you all an awesome Valentine’s Day 🙂 Don’t forget to shower the people you love with love and show them the way you feel….
Did you receive any VDay loot? Do you ♥ James Taylor as much as I do? Leave your sunshine below.