Reflecting on February: Black History & Valentine’s Day

When the GRITS team got together in February, we had a lot to talk about. In fashion, there’s been tons of trend for Valentine’s Day, and in entertainment we talked about disturbing news related to football player Chris Wheeler. On a brighter note, February was Black History Month! So we went through people throughout history who we want to highlight for their lives and work: everyone from Althea Gibson to Ira Aldridge to Cicely Tyson and a more modern figure – Amanda Gorman. And after we discuss Black history, we talk about our very mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day.

Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Amari Poindexter, Brealyn Freeman, Kamahra Nixon-McKoy, Jonaiyah Jordan, and Arabia Earth.

Original track by Shelyah Raelynn Tucker of TWOTL Music Group,
“Feel – Instrumental Version” by Peter Spacey via Artlist
“La La La Love You Like” by Duce Williams via Artlist

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