WarnerMedia Celebrates Black History Month
Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Black Americans throughout history while reflecting on the challenges we still face as we work together toward a more equitable, just society.
Throughout this month, and during the entire year, WarnerMedia will be honoring Black excellence with activities and initiatives that further our mission of making our workplaces, content, and communities more inclusive of people from all walks of life.
This year, WarnerMedia will be recognizing Black History Month by celebrating education. Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing how we are encouraging everyone to educate themselves about Black History and the contributions of Black Americans to the world. We will also be helping to support the education of the next generation of leaders through our commitment to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Please check back over the month to see some of the ways we’re helping with this important effort.
Judas and the Black Messiah
Debuting on February 12, “Judas and the Black Messiah” tells the story of Bill O'Neal (LaKeith Stanfield), who infiltrates the Black Panthers per FBI Agent Mitchell (Jesse Plemons) and J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen). As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary (Dominique Fishback) en route, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.
The film will premiere in theaters and on HBO Max* February 12.
*Available on HBO Max in the US only, for 31 days, at no extra cost to subscribers.
Black History is Our History - HBO Max
In celebration of Black History Month, HBO Max has launched “Black History is Our History” spotlight page, offering curated programming that focuses on the Black experience. Continuing our rich history of amplifying Black stories and talent, this HBO Max collection celebrates the visionaries amongst us, and collectively promotes and supports the telling of stories from the Black perspective.
Learn more at http://hbom.ax/BlackHistory.
CNN's Profiles in Perserverance
This Black History Month, CNN is focusing on 28 seminal Black figures — one for each day of February — who don’t often make the history books. You may not know their names. But these courageous Black Americans made a huge impact.
Learn more at http://bit.ly/WM_BHM21.
TBS HBCU Cash Out™
This Black History Month, TBS wants to kick off the aspirations of three lucky HBCU alumni by paying their student loans in the network’s first-ever TBS HBCU Cash Out™. Collaborating with HBCU alumni Lance Gross and Keshia Knight Pulliam, the interactive social media contest, from February 8 - March 8, will award a grand prize of $25,000 to three different winners who creatively share how attending a HBCU is helping them achieve their goals.
For more details and information on how to enter, visit http://tbshbcucashout.com.
Drawn to Making it Happen - Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network is celebrating Black History Month with the premiere of Drawn to Making it Happen. This installment of the Drawn To series features Sidney Keys III, a 15-year-old rising entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of "Books n Bros," an African American literature book club for male youth ages 7-13 years old. Focused on promoting literacy among young Black boys and introducing them to positive representation in literature, Keys' advocacy is paving the way for change by creating a place for boys to be mentored by their "Big Bros" and connect over a shared love for reading.
Learn more at http://bit.ly/CN_BHM.
Black Art: In the Absence of Light
Firmly rooted in the history of the Black American experience, BLACK ART: IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT, debuting TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (9:00-10:25 p.m. ET/PT), is directed and produced by award-winning documentarian Sam Pollard (HBO’s “Atlanta Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children”). A vital and illuminating introduction to the work of some of the foremost African American visual artists working today, the film is a testament to the indelible contributions of Black American artists in today’s contemporary art world. The film will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.
Black Cinema Magic - Warner Bros.
This Black History Month, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is celebrating Black Cinema Magic - the powerful stories and beloved actors who have graced the big screen. Here are some of our must-see films to honor this month today and every day to come.
Learn more at http://bit.ly/3owMjb1.
Noteworthy African American Performances - TCM
In celebration of Black History Month, author and film historian Donald Bogle joins TCM host Ben Mankiewicz in paying tribute to a number of groundbreaking performances by African Americans in the movies. Bogle, an expert on the Black experience in the entertainment world, has been a frequent contributor to TCM. Our first group of films includes three that trace the development of Sidney Poitier, the first African American actor to emerge as a mainstream superstar and the first to win an Oscar as Best Actor.
Films include, "Cry, the Beloved Country," "A Raisin in the Sun," "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," and more.
Full list of special programming here: http://bit.ly/TCM_BHM21