Black History Month Feature: Making History Happen

For our Black History Month features on our site and social media platforms, we have focused on black women making significant contributions to today’s artistic space, as we strive to do with Climbing Vines. As Black History Month comes to a close, we decided to give you some important news highlights and discoveries we’ve made — history in the making!

Making History Happen | AT&T

AT&T is celebrating Black History Month by helping three teams of passionate people leave their own footprint on history. Throughout the month of February these teams will compete by building their organizations and sharing this progress online. Everyone can help these teams reach their goals by watching and sharing weekly challenge videos.

AT&T is celebrating Black History Month by helping three volunteer teams give back in the areas of health, arts or technology. Throughout the month of February the teams competed by building their organizations and sharing this progress online.

The CV team was very excited to see Team WriteGirl. Write Girl is a creative writing and mentoring organization in Los Angeles that helps teen girls discover and express their creative voices.

Although it is the last day, you can still support! Tweet with the hashtag #28DaysWriteGirl!!

The contest is over, but continue to support Write Girl! More info here.

 What It’s Like Being A Black Student At A Mostly White College | Buzzfeed

BHM UCLA Law School Students

“Students from UCLA’s law school shared their stories in this video to ‘raise awareness of the disturbing emotional toll placed upon students of color’ in predominantly white institutions” – Heben Nigatu, Buzzfeed.

This video allows viewers to go beyond the disappointing stat —  black students represent only 3% of the student body — to the heart of the matter, the effect it has on the 33 students currently attending UCLA Law.

Black Web Series: Going Boldly Where TV Won’t | Ebony 

Looking for something new to watch? Thanks to Televisual, you can now find a comprehensive list of over 130 web series headlined by black talent! This article by Ebony gives you a break down of a few series to help narrow down your list.

 The Modern Black Woman and Politics of Respectability | ForHarriet

An exploration of the respectability politics surrounding the Black female body.

 Embedded in a story about a patron’s reaction to her art exhibit, 20-year-old Kosisochukwu Nnebe explores the respectability politics surrounding the black female body.

You can preview some of her beautiful artwork here.

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