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Black History Month


Also known as African-American History Month, Black History Month is a tribute to the contributions and influence of Black Americans to the cultural, historical, and technological achievements of the United States. Through innovations and bold ideas, they have helped lead the country forward — and Digital Trends has put together this collection of exclusive features and in-depth reporting to showcase those contributions. We’ll also be taking a look at today’s Black entrepreneurs, people making tomorrow’s history right now.

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The best iPhone and Android apps for Black History Month 2024

Here are the best iPhone and Android apps for Black History Month. These apps have been developed by Black-owned businesses and cover various topics.
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Apple’s Black Unity watch band looks great and supports a good cause

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How to get Apple’s Black History Month 2023 wallpapers for your iPhone and Apple Watch

Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell talk to each other in Devotion.

Billy Fox on editing Devotion’s action scenes and finding the heartbeat of a film

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5 movies to watch if you liked Devotion

12 podcasts to listen to during Black History Month and beyond

Bolden on the flight deck of Discovery during STS-60.

These Black pioneers were pillars of the U.S space program

Regina King looking at the camera with a yellow clock behind her on a poster for HBO's Watchmen.

Best shows to stream for Black History Month

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10 games by Black developers to check out

ClipDart founder, Kyle Parker.

ClipDart is an on-demand barber app aimed at people of color

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Wearables don’t work the same on dark skin. It’s time to change that

Bryan Jackson, grandson of Mary W. Jackson, left, and Raymond Lewis, son-in-law of Mary W. Jackson, right, unveil the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters sign during a ceremony officially naming the building, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA, began her career with the agency in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The mathematician and aerospace engineer went on to lead programs influencing the hiring and promotion of women in NASA's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers. In 2019, she posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal.

NASA renames its headquarters after ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary Jackson

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17 Black inventors who changed the tech world

Thomas Edison isn't the only inventor worthy of recognition. Here, we celebrate the Black inventors who changed the world with their ideas and dedication.
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The startup world is stacked against Black founders. Let’s change that

Many believe that we live in a post-racial society where everyone is judged by their abilities and that race and sex are not factors. I know this to be false.
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An Amazon A.I. scientist wants to transform downtown Jackson, Mississippi

An Amazon A.I. researcher plans to turn seven buildings and about 500,000 square feet of downtown Jackson, Mississippi, into a technology park and incubator.
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For Beats by Dre, amplifying Black culture is an always-on effort

Beats by Dre's Global Influence and Social Actions Lead talks about how the brand is leading by example when it comes to amplifying Black culture's voices.
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A Black woman invented home security systems. Big Tech gave them racial bias

Marie Van Brittan Brown was a nurse who began the home security revolution that directly led to the current and somewhat troubled ecosystem.
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Audios says goodbye to cables and tripping hazards with wireless PA speakers

Audios, a line of fully wireless professional PA speakers that say adios to cables, massively simplifies the setup of live events -- and makes them safer, too.

The best movies to stream for Black History Month

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and HBO Max have each curated a series of great films for Black History Month. Here are some of our favorites from each streamer.
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Microsoft outlines Xbox plans for Black History Month celebration

Xbox's Black History Month plans include spotlights on Black creators, media, and charities.
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Apple highlights Black photographers’ local stories with ‘Hometown’ photo series

Apple has posted an exceptional feature highlighting Black photographers from across the U.S. talking about their experience in their hometown.
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Apple is celebrating Black History Month across almost all of its services

Apple has announced a series of collections, features, and more, across its services, and in celebrating of Black History Month.
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Barnes & Noble used A.I. to make classic books more diverse. It didn’t go well

Barnes & Noble wanted to make Diverse Editions of classic books like Alice in Wonderland. It used A.I. to scan them but missed racist descriptions and important context.
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You can catch a free ‘Hidden Figures’ screening in honor of Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, you can watch Hidden Figures or free. Fox and AMC Theatres teamed up to hold screenings in 14 cities.

Twitter’s new bot offers Black History Month facts, GIFs, and events guide

Twitter is launching a new bot to mark the start of Black History Month. The bot offers everything from historical facts to events info.