“Television, like its big sister, the motion picture, has been guilty of the sin of omission… Hungry for talent, desperate for the so-called ‘new face,’ constantly searching for a transfusion of new blood, it has overlooked a source of wondrous talent that resides under its nose. This is the Negro actor.” — Rod Serling, Creator of The Twilight Zone (quoted in The Twilight Zone Companion by Marc Scott Zicree).
Season 1, Episode 27, “The Big Tall Wish,” features an all-Black principal cast. You can stream it on Netflix: The Twilight Zone (Original Series) | Netflix
A reminder from Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain.
It happens every February. Yep, Black History Month. Some folks are asking if we should even have a Black History Month. That’s neither here nor there, but there are some things to avoid if this annual commemoration is to have any significance. Here are five guidelines I think we should take special care to follow: Five Things Not to Do During Black History Month | Teaching Tolerance – Diversity, Equity and Justice
Sheriff Vicki Hennessy stood against the cold marble wall outside her office on the fourth floor of City Hall, as a crowd of protesters hurled loud insults at her. […] when word spread that Hennessy, acting on the eviction orders of Superior Court Judge A. James Robertson II, had locked out 100-year-old Iris Canada from the Fillmore district apartment she had occupied for over a half century, angry housing activists quickly descended on the sheriff’s office. Read on here: Sheriff Hennessy takes the heat as SF loses its black history – San Francisco Chronicle
As in Lemonade and her pregnancy announcement photos released earlier this month, the singer’s Grammy performance was packed with artistic nods to African, Hindu and Roman goddesses that signify the womanhood Beyoncé has been reflecting in her most recent work. Read on here: The African, Hindu and Roman goddesses who inspired Beyoncé’s stunning Grammy performance – The Washington Post
With thanks to my friend Nato for sharing…