End Systemic Racism sign for march in washington, dc

Black History Month

The recognition of Black History Month originated in the 1920s as a way to celebrate Black culture and identity and ensure that school children be exposed to Black history. Today, Black History Month still serves as a means of transformation and change in our current understanding of American history.  

“We are going back to that beautiful history and it is going to inspire us to greater achievements.”

— Carter G. Woodson, founder of Black History Month

This year’s Black History Month theme, “Black Health and Wellness” explores Black scholars and medical practitioners across the United States. At Media Cause, we are addressing the gaps in representation in our society and more specifically, our industry, while also celebrating the identity and diversity of Black families everywhere. 

The celebration of Black history and Black lives does not end in February. Several team members have shared resources to follow to stay involved and continue learning: 

Meditation + Yoga


Mental Health Organizations

Instagram Series

Book Club

    • Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
    • The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett 
    • Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
    • Between The World And Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • How We Fight for Our Lives – Saeed Jones
    • Well-Read Black Girl – Glory Edim
    • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
    • The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
    • Redefining Realness – Janet Mock
    • The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

Movie Watch Party

    • The Hate U Give
    • I Am Not Your Negro
    • One Night in Miami
    • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
    • Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
    • All in the Fight for Democracy
    • Paris is Burning