Say it loud: The top ten books, albums, and film for Black History Month

Erika Wilkins and Rainbow Bracey

Spectrum Editor and Assistant Spectrum Editor

It feels as if the new year has barely dawned; yet February is already here. Yes, boys and girls, it’s Black History Month. In recognition, the Spectrum section has comprised a list of books, films and music to remind you of why we celebrate black history, how the African-American community sees itself today and where the future of black America lies. Through potent stories of past struggles, progress and revolution this list is your go-to guide for the month of February.

Best grooves

NWA “Straight Outta Compton”

2Pac “Me Against the World”

The Notorious B.I.G. “Ready to Die”

Common “Resurrection”

A Tribe Called Quest “Beats, Rhymes and Life”

Mos Def “Black on Both Sides”

Talib Kweli “Quality”

India Arie “Acoustic Soul”

Erykah Badu “Baduizm”

Lauryn Hill “MTV Unplugged No. 2.0”

Best views

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967)

“The Great Debaters” (2007)

“Do the Right Thing” (1989)

“Malcolm X” (1992)

“Remember the Titans” (2000)

“Something New” (2006)

“Invictus” (2009)

“Brown Sugar” (2002)

“Diary of a Mad Black Woman” (2002)

“Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire” (2009)

Best truths

“Letters to My Daughter” Maya Angelou

“A Lesson Before Dying” Ernest J. Gaines

“Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance” Barack Obama

“Living and Loving Out Loud” Cornel West with Davis Ritz

“The Souls of Black Folks” W.E.B. Dubois

“A Mercy” Toni Morrison

“Their Eyes Were Watching God” Zora Neale Hurston, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Edwidge Danticat

“My People” Langston Hughes

“Brother I’m Dying” Edwidge Danticat

“56 Thoughts from 56 Hope Road: The Sayings and Psalms of Bob Marley” Cendella Marley and Gerald Hausman

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