This Black History Month I have been so hyped for all of the Black stories and Black Girl Magic happening around the internet. In years past I’ve tried to do roundups of some of my favorite books for Black History Month. This year, I’ve kept my eyes open and tried to share many of my cool findings, across several categories.
I wanted a post I could come back to to find some of the best moments from Black History Month this year.
These are things that came across my life and/or feed, and some were crowdsourced from my Instagram audience. I’ve also thrown in some of my personal favorites like in my opinion, the best children’s book celebrating dark skin that every family should have on their bookshelf. I read it to my son’s first grade class a couple months ago and I had parents messaging me later asking for the name of the book.
From books to commercials to people gone viral. Here’s a compilations of 20 of the best moments from Black History Month 2020. I’m sure some epic moments still slipped through so please share other things you’ve seen this month or even this YEAR so we can keep this blackity black year going!
In no particular order, here we go!
1. Google Commercial
Celebrating some of the most searched Black people and moments in history.
2. A Teacher and her Class Made this Epic door
An 8th grade teacher and her students crafted a unique door to celebrate influential people in Black history.
3. Hair Love Wins Big
Hair Love, a beautiful film directed by Matthew A. Cherry, featuring natural hair won an Oscar for Best Animated Short.
4. Sulwe Continues to Inspire
My current favorite children’s book won an NAACP Image award. Gorgeous images, a beautiful story. I can’t rave about this book enough. If you use my referral link above I may get a small commission.
5. Incredible UCLA Gymnast Leaps into the Spotlight
Crazy in love with this UCLA gymnasts’ routine to Beyonce hits. Yas queen!
6. Bibbidi Bobbidi Black
7. Barbie’s new historical Black dolls
Barbie released new dolls from Black history including women such as Rosa Parks, Ella Fitzgerald and Katherine Johnson. They’re committed to showing girls that they can be anything.
8. Teacher dressed as someone from history daily
This first grade teacher surprised her students each morning dressed as a different person from Black History.
9. Young Disney Black Princesses
A photographer in Atlanta did a beautiful twist on Disney Princesses with beautiful young Black girls.
10. Black Girls Cheer
A subject near and dear to my heart as this sport continues to grow, so does the need for more representation within it. Black Girls Cheer, the short documentary was finally released for the public. You can watch it here.
11. Facebook Groups: Lift Every Voice
Facebook shared a beautiful video amplifying Black voices within different Facebook groups.
12. Proud family Reprise announced
Disney+ announced the Proud Family is returning with a new season coming to Disney+. Including the original voice cast!
13. Target’s New Black History line
14. African Printcess
This beautiful collaboration with Black creators dressed in Disney Princess bounds with an African print twist.
15. Roundup of black moms to follow on Instagram
Mom 2 released a roundup of 30 Black Moms to follow on Instagram, helping us diversify our feeds a little more.
16. A Collection of 21+ movies to watch on Disney+
One of my favorite roundups I’ve ever done, combining my love of Disney films with Black History. Check it out for a free printable you can use as you go through these movies all year long.
17. Darkest woman went viral
@queennakiamofficla, the Queen of Dark was featured in Essence. Showing the world that dark skin is also beautiful
18. Insight timer featured black meditation guides
My favorite meditation app Insight Timer, featured Black wellness guides all month.
19. #HamiltonFilm announced
It will feature the original broadway cast filmed on stage at the Richards Rodgers Theatre.
20. A Harpist Stole Our Hearts
Madison Calley went viral for her talent. You may have heard her playing tunes you may recognize the harp. I just love this quote in an interview “I want to advance the idea that black women are excellent artists capable of mastering any skill and achieving any dream.”
Can I get an amen?