Black History Month may be behind us, but the messaging continues to build. Not surprisingly, it seemed to me that networks and streaming services were more acutely aware and appropriately activated to the message behind the month than usual, and are continuing to go out of their way to make sure we all know how much their companies support and appreciate Black culture. As one of many examples, YouTube Originals, in partnership with Google Arts and Culture, created Black Renaissance, a special that focuses heavily on Black art and culture by showcasing the historic and impactful achievements of Black creators, artists, storytellers and writers. Expertly hosted by poet, New York Times bestselling author and NAACP Image Award winner Jason Reynolds, Black Renaissanceis a journey of acknowledgment, understanding and admiration, and, to its credit, it gave me strong PBS vibes when I watched.
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