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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Black History Month 2012

I'm getting kind of a late start honoring Black History Month (BHM) but I'll try to catch up.  I enjoy celebrating BHM on my blog because there are so many excellent Christmas episodes, specials and TV movies with exceptional African-American cast members.  There are also many outstanding or touching Christmas TV story lines aimed at black audiences.  In the upcoming month, I'll highlight a few of my favorites.  If you have a particular episode, special or TV movie that you'd like me to discuss here in Black History Month, please comment below and ask about it.  I'll see what I can do.

Long-time readers of this blog know that I honored BHM last year as well.  In February 2011, I wrote about the 1988 TV movie Roots: The Gift, the sitcom Julia, The Jamie Foxx Show and Cicely Tyson in Ms. Scrooge.  Please feel free to click on those links to review my past blog posts.

Just off the top of my head, there are several other blog posts in the past that are relevant to BHM.  How many of us remember:

A very young Kevin Hooks with the sickly cat in 1969's J.T.

--The children's movie J.T. (1969) with actors Kevin Hooks and Ja'net DuBois.

--1979 TV movie Christmas Lilies of the Field with Billy Dee Williams.

--guest blogger, John from Kindertrauma wrote about 1990s sitcom Living Single.

l to r: Max, Khadijah, Regine and Synclaire.
In the coming month, I plan on covering several of my favorite Kwanzaa TV episodes, Christmas episodes of The Jeffersons, Everybody Hates Chris and Little Bill, as well as the TV specials Santa Baby! and Fat Albert's Christmas.  How does that sound?

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