istory-making occasions are rarely recognized until they end up in the textbooks. As we face some of the most challenging and monumental events within Black culture today, there are plenty of moments that have made their mark on America.
Black women aren’t stuck in the roles of yesteryear. Over time, they’ve graced screens – both big and small – playing versatile, relatable, and touching roles that help inspire #BlackGirlMagic all over the world.
From mainstream campaigns led by models like Jessica White and Tyra Banks, to nearly every fashion magazine featuring women of color on their covers at the peak of Fashion Week, Black will never go out of style.
In honor of Black History Month 2016, NewsOne will honor the accomplishments of our Black politicians, organizers, entertainers, and everyday people who have undoubtedly contributed to this great nation.
While Black people were once turned away from voting stations, they now play an important role in upholding the justice and dignity of our nation.
Here, we celebrate a few of our favorite Black producers and directors who are making sure our stories are told authentically in Hollywood.
From Serena and Venus Williams taking over the tennis world, to Usain Bolt’s Olympic wins, there’s plenty of inspiration for the next generation of sports leaders.