Throwback: Black History Month: James Brown

Today is the 26th day of Black History Month. I tend to use this time as a way to remind readers – and everyone else of a couple of important facts:

  • You can’t love Black artists and their work, and not see them as people 
  • Black lives — and Black art matters 
  • Black culture is American culture 

So as we go through the month, I’m going to talk about a collection of Black artists. It’ll be fairly comprehensive and eclectic list — although it won’t be a complete list. 

So far I’ve mentioned the following artists:

I wanted to close out Black History Month by celebrating the legendary Godfather of Soul, James Brown. The footage of Brown performing “Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)” in Zaire is much-needed. And I will post it every year as long as this site exists because it’s righteous.