KVIE Brings Black History To You

SACRAMENTO – In celebration of Black History Month, KVIE Public Television will broadcast local and national programs that honor the spirit, creativity, and determination of significant heroes of the Civil Rights Era, as well as important individuals in history and today. KVIE will air three documentaries from its original series, ViewFinder, that highlight African Americans […]

Black History Month Events Are Plentiful in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – African American citizens and culture take center stage as programs and events in recognition of Black History Month are scheduled for throughout February. The following list highlights some local events. Friday, February 1, open hours— The Central Library presents the Ladies of Lincoln’s Era Exhibit through March 11. “Twelve stories of mischief- making, […]

New U-Haul Vans to Showcase the Underground Railroad

DRESDEN – U-Haul announced the release of an additional 800 new 10-foot moving vans to showcase the Underground Railroad, just in time to honor Black History Month. Recognized today as one of the first civil rights movements, the Underground Railroad, with its loose association of people, places and things, helped more than 100,000 fugitives during […]

Verizon Wireless Honors African-American Achievements With an Online Multimedia Series

BASKING RIDGE – Verizon Wireless will spotlight seven influential African-American leaders in a unique online program, “Celebrating Your Story: Powering Your Network” throughout the month of February.  The multimedia initiative launches today and includes a series of candid video vignettes featuring Pastor Marvin Sapp, Dr. Steve Perry, DJ Beverly Bond, The Three Doctors, actor Laz […]

By The Numbers: A Statistical Look at Blacks In America

WASHINGTON – To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor […]

BET Pays Tribute to the Richness & Diversity of the African-American Experience

NEW YORK – This Black History Month, BET and CENTRIC will showcase the range, richness and diversity of the African-American experience with an exciting lineup of programming highlighting the cultural contributions of black America. BET‘s Black History Month lineup will encompass an array of culturally dynamic films, original series and specials including: the fifth annual BET […]

Bring Black History Month Home With A Click

With the rich history of contributions to this country by African Americans, it’s fitting that opportunities to celebrate Black History Month are taking a 21stcentury turn. For example, digital cable subscribers can access educational, entertaining and inspirational programming whenever they want just by clicking the On Demand button on their remote control. Programs and movies […]