#BlackHistoryMonth @UshersNewLook we continue to honor men and women who have made significant contributions that impact our lives. Tonight @HBCURising Tell Them We Are Rising – The Story of Black Colleges and Universities Premiers on PBS.
The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) remains largely unknown. This latest documentary from Stanley Nelson (Black Panthers, Freedom Riders) and Marco Williams brings the story of HBCUs to the fore front and brings it to life. The film was an official selection of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
/www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PNU6tlDi9g The 90-minute film will air nationally on the acclaimed PBS series, Independent Lens, on Monday, February 19, 2018, 9pm – 10:30pm ET (Check local listings).
@UshersNewLook as the winter games continue, we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth. The 1936 Berlin Olympics were a very politically charged event to say the least. At the Summer Games, JESSE OWENS achieved international fame by winning four gold medals. He was the most successful athlete at the Games and, as a black man, was credited with “single-handedly crushing Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy.” Jesse Owens was recognized in his lifetime as “perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Owens or see the 2016 film Race
@UshersNewLook we continue our celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth by looking at successful African American business people. GARRETT MORGAN led the way for African American inventors with his diverse inventions including a breathing device that has saved untold loves worldwide including firefighters and soldiers. His work continues to inspire and serve as a basis for research with inventors and engineers today. https://www.biography.com/people/garrett-morgan-9414691
#BlackHistoryMonth is not just about people who made history long ago – it’s also about people who are making history now – through their accomplishments and by inspiring others. Today we hear from Nykeria Allen, a Leadership Academy student @UshersN
ewLook. She is inspired by TARAJI P. HENSON @TheRealTaraji.
“I consider her inspirational because throughout her life before she became famous, she experienced multiple challenges and people doubted her continuously, but she never let that deter her future and what she can and cannot do. Because I want to minor in theater and she is one of the best African America Actresses, it only motivates me and pushes me to pursue my acting hustle as well.”
#BlackHistoryMonth @UshersNewLook explores successful African American business people. MADAM C.J. WALKER was the first female self-made millionaire in America and one of the wealthiest African American women in the country. She is regarded as “the world’s most successful female entrepreneur of her time,” and one of the most successful African American business owners ever. She made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of beauty and hair products for black women. Do you have a spark to create a product or service? @UshersNewLook we help kids turn dreams into reality. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madam_C._J._Walker
Who was the first black woman to be on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue? In 1996, @TRYABANKS became the first black woman to appear on the cover of GQ. A year later, she became the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, as well as the first black woman to be featured in Victoria’s Secret lingerie catalogue. Tyra is more than a super model, she is television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, a
nd best-selling author. You can make history too – @UshersNewLook we help kids find their spark and live their dream. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyra_Banks
#BlackHistoryMonth is not just about people who made history long ago – it’s also about people who are making history now – through their accomplishments and by inspiring others. Today we hear from Alicia Bradford, a Mogul in Training @UshersNewLook. She is inspired by @OPRAH
“I consider Oprah as an inspirational person because what i can see from the media she is a very optimistic and open. She doesn’t really judge others that aren’t on her financial or fame level. She treats everyone pretty much the same. She is so blessed and she tries to use her blessings for other people. She just is an inspiration to a lot of people, Including me. Lastly, she tries her best to be a leader in the community, and around the world. Like building a school in Africa and doing other things around the world.”