Black History Month: February Isn’t Where The Work Ends
Highlighting upcoming art projects and Black creators.
As Black History Month comes to a close, I think it is important to remind readers and writers alike that justice-based conversations and supporting Black artists cannot start and end during the month of February. Real change comes from continuous action and reflection.
So I want to share some pages and upcoming projects for everyone to look out for in the film community and beyond.
An awesome newsletter to follow:
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Books by Black Authors Coming Out in 2021
Two wonderful book lists with different genres to put on your reading list:
Upcoming TV and Film by Black Filmmakers
Check out these lists and get the popcorn ready.
And if you haven’t yet checked out Malcolm and Marie, check out this wonderful critique:
The Importance of Supporting Black-Owned Businesses
This article is a really great resource on why it is so imperative to support black-owned businesses and some resources to help.
These resources are just a few but there are so many wonderful pages and artists to follow. Anti-racism is s process of unlearning but it is also about intentionality.
Think about what type of media you are consuming, how it impacts your outlook on life, and what needs to change. Is your Instagram feed only white creators? Do you consciously or subconsciously shy away from romance movies with Black leads? Do you think rap music is ignorant and aggressive but yet have never really listened to rap music?
Let’s keep asking ourselves hard questions and making anti-racist choices beyond Black History Month.