21 Reasons This Was The Greatest Black History Month Ever

It was lit, fam.

1. When Twitter gave the #BlackHistoryMonth hashtag a new custom emoji.

2. When Beyoncé got us into “Formation” by giving us a self-love single and the world a politically charged video.

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3. And then double-downed on the message at the Super Bowl the next day.

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4. When Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (and his smile) also made it to the big game. Even though he lost, it was great to see the MVP make it there.

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5. When Kendrick gave the blackest Grammy performance ever after winning Rap Album of the Year.

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6. When ABC Entertainment named Channing Dungey president, making her the first black person to run a broadcast network.

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7. When Black-ish kept it all the way real during the show’s episode on police brutality.

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8. When 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin danced with the Obamas.

9. And President Obama had a picture-perfect moment with this little black boy.

Every child, no matter who they are, should have the opportunity to achieve their dreams. #BlackHistoryMonth

— The White House (@WhiteHouse)

10. In fact, Obamas just kept showing out during their last Black History Month in the White House tbh.

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11. When PBS aired an incredible documentary on the Black Panthers and it sparked a great conversation on Twitter.

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12. When The New Yorker honored Harlem’s Schomburg Centre with this cover.

The New Yorker

13. Every time we saw all of February’s #BlackGirlMagic magazine covers.

Essence

Teen Vogue

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14. When the New York Times did this feature on what it’s like to be a POC in Hollywood.

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15. When Rihanna dropped the “Work” video.

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16. When Black Twitter gave us hashtags like #TrapCover

Hello - Adele (#TrapCover) ft. @TheePharoah

— Bruh. (@monstta)

17. And #RapSquatHistoryWeek.

#RapSquatHistoryWeek?

— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths)

18. When the Jesse Owens biopic Race hit theaters.

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19. When Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay threw a #JusticeForFlint event the same day as the Oscars and raised over $100K for the city.

There's the #Oscars, and then there's this event that matters: #JusticeForFlint https://t.co/Zim9Qy1kKG stream 5p ET

— Baratunde (@baratunde)

20. When American Girl released its third black doll on the company’s 30th anniversary.

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21. And finally, when we were blessed with “Ultralight Beam.”

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What was your favorite moment from this year’s Black History Month?

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