Tumblr! Black History Month is here, and we have some stuff in store to celebrate and honor the achievements of the Black community past and present. There are Answer Times to celebrate Black voices in entertainment and modern civil rights, weekly themed round-up posts to showcase Black excellence found everywhere, video interviews with celebrities and activists, a special Black History Month explore page updated daily with the best BHM posts from all of you, and custom stickers based on the top tags surrounding Black culture on Tumblr in 2016. Take a peek:
Here’s a look at our scheduled Answer Times:
- 2/6—The activists behind the Blackout movement (@theblackoutofficial).
- 2/7—Fashion designer Jerome Lamaar (@531jerome).
- 2/8—Emil Wilbekin (@worldofwilbekin), fashion journalist and LGBTQ rights activist.
- 2/16—The cast of VH1′s (@vh1) The Breaks.
- 2/21—Angelica Ross (@missrosscreative), transgender rights advocate.
- 2/22—Actress Amandla Stenberg (@amandla)
- 2/23—Comedian and actor Andrew Bachelor, better known as King Bach (@kingbach).
- 2/24—Washington Post (@washingtonpost) editorial board member and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart.
- 2/27—Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae.
- 2/28—Black-ish actor Anthony Anderson.
And the video interviews will launch on Action (@action):
- 2/1—Octavia Spencer, co-star of Hidden Figures (@hiddenfiguresmovie).
- 2/6—The people behind Blackout (@theblackoutofficial).
- 2/13—Heben and Tracy (@brokeymcpoverty) from the Buzzfeed (@buzzfeed) podcast, Another Round.
We’ll be rolling this stuff out all over the place on Tumblr, but the Black History Month explore page is live right now. It’s filled with stuff made by all of you, and it’s already pretty great on day one. Happy Black History Month, Tumblr.