Here are three easy ways to celebrate Black History Month today—and every day.
Google Cultural Institute
Google is making it easy to explore Black history this month with an extensive digital collection of artifacts, anecdotes and art that delve into everything from Frederick Douglass’ work to the Black Power movement to African-American design.
Starting today, NBCBLK is honoring 28 Black “game changers” ages 28 and younger in the areas of entrepreneurship, policy, entertainment, activism and more. The initiative launched with a profile of 19-year-old actress and activist Zendaya Coleman, who says, “I use my platform as a tool and a way to speak about greater change. I always knew this was what I supposed to do. Growing up in this industry as a young woman of color has made me want to be more outspoken.” Check the site each day to see who is profiled and learn about the Black history makers of tomorrow.
This hashtag started this morning and quickly gained momentum as Twitter users posted actual photos and videos saved in their phones that they felt exemplified Blackness. They range from the hilarious to the all knowing to the inspiring. Here are a few to get you started.
— Samira➰ (@simplysamira_) February 1, 2016
— the other one (@imfromraleigh) February 1, 2016
— Cardi Curry (@__Mo) February 1, 2016