Illustration by Anne Meadows based on photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic
Black history in America clearly doesn't begin with the Civil War -- nor does it end with Barack Obama. There are so many more stories to be told and stories that went untold in the past. So this Black History Month we'll be celebrating that history -- and the present -- with modern perspectives that are getting serious and much-deserved attention.
Here are 11 thought-provoking documentaries, TV shows, songs, podcasts, and more to put on your radar this month, and really every other damn day after.