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ICYMI: Black History Month News, Reviews, and Think Pieces Round-Up

As Black History Month comes to a close, activists everywhere hold hope that the celebration of black excellence will continue past the shortest month of the year, and that media outlets everywhere will hire more black writers to write on more black issues.

With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the best think pieces, art reviews, and news that occurred during the historical month.

We’ll let the articles speak for themselves, so without further ado, here are a handful of articles on black issues, by black writers:

NEWS:

Congrats to Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis, Ezra Edelman, Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney for Their Oscar Wins! – Written by Yesha Callahan, for The Root

Program is Showing the Black Community How to ‘Buy Back The Block’ — One Investment at a Time – Written by Black News

Sesame Street honors Black History Month With The Best Show Clips – Written by Ken Patterson, for Black Matters U.S

 

THINK PIECES:Moonlight

‘Moonlight’ May Have Won For Best Picture, But It Still Got Robbed – Written by Kadeen Griffiths, for Bustle.

President Obama’s message to my son: ‘Clark, dream big dreams’ – Written by Hannah Booth, for The Guardian.

Trump and Black History Month – Written by Allyson Hobbs, for The New Yorker.

 

RECS & REVIEWS:

10 Books To Read By Black Authors in 2017 – Written by Naomi Tene’ Austin, for Blavity

The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2017 (A Collection of Reviews) – Published by AOTY

 20 Black Bloggers You Need To Follow – Written by Kayla Boyd, for NYLON

 

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