Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Deon Cole, Nicki Minaj, Regina Hall and Eve Join 'Barbershop 3' Cast Deon Cole, Nicki Minaj, Regina Hall and Eve Join 'Barbershop 3' Cast Taraji P Henson Thanks UK Fans for Illegally Streaming 'Empire' Which Led to Its Pickup + UK Reactions to the Show Taraji P Henson Thanks UK Fans for Illegally Streaming 'Empire' Which Led to Its Pickup + UK Reactions to the Show A New Film Studio Grows in Uganda - Wakaliwood A New Film Studio Grows in Uganda - Wakaliwood You Will Be Moved By the Atmospheric First Full Trailer for 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' You Will Be Moved By the Atmospheric First Full Trailer for 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' Wendell Pierce Will Play Clarence Thomas Opposite Kerry Washington's Anita Hill in HBO's 'Confirmation,' Directed by Rick Famuyiwa Wendell Pierce Will Play Clarence Thomas Opposite Kerry Washington's Anita Hill in HBO's 'Confirmation,' Directed by Rick Famuyiwa Jordan Davis Documentary Gets New Title, New Poster 2 New Clips + Theatrical Release Dates Set Jordan Davis Documentary Gets New Title, New Poster 2 New Clips + Theatrical Release Dates Set Crowdfund This: Feature Film, 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' Crowdfund This: Feature Film, 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' Interview: Black Masculinity in Comic Books with Jonathan Gayles Interview: Black Masculinity in Comic Books with Jonathan Gayles Viola Davis Is Developing a Harriet Tubman Biopic for HBO (She Will Star & Produce) Viola Davis Is Developing a Harriet Tubman Biopic for HBO (She Will Star & Produce) Indie Box Office: How Did the Queen Latifah Exec Produced Indie Drama 'Brotherly Love' Do? Indie Box Office: How Did the Queen Latifah Exec Produced Indie Drama 'Brotherly Love' Do? Watch Queen Latifah & Mo'Nique "Preach the Blues" is 4 Clips from 'Bessie' Watch Queen Latifah & Mo'Nique "Preach the Blues" is 4 Clips from 'Bessie' Watch 'Deadpan' - an Early Short Work by Steve McQueen Inspired by Buster Keaton Watch 'Deadpan' - an Early Short Work by Steve McQueen Inspired by Buster Keaton Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Opens Today Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Opens Today 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Centric TV Announces Black History Month Special Program Line Up

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act January 29, 2013 at 11:59AM

Centric TV Announces Black History Month Special Program Line Up
3
centric

It's that time of the year again...

All the details via press release from Centric:

CENTRIC TV ANNOUNCES BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL PROGRAM LINE UP

Six Weeks of Celebration of African American Cultural Contributions

WASHINGTON, DC  (January 29, 2013) – Centrictoday’s 24-hour music and entertainment channel for African American and multicultural viewers, announced today its 2013 programming line up to celebrate Black History Month.  Bringing back the best in black music and comedy, Centric’s special selection of weekend shows highlights not only the cultural contributions of African Americans, but their undeniable shaping of the American cultural landscape.

“Black History Month – today more than ever – is a reason to celebrate our culture, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, especially having just commemorated the 84th birthday celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the re-election of President Barack Obama,” said Centric Executive Vice President and General Manager, Paxton Baker. “Centric viewers and music lovers will get a chance to experience some of their favorite artists, like the legendary late Whitney Houston and one of the top R&B groups of all time, New Edition, like never before with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.”

Kicking off the month and getting straight into the groove, from February 2 -3, Centric will showcase the Soul Train/Don Cornelius Weekend. With January 31 as the one year anniversary of Don Cornelius’ death, this weekend will highlight recently acquired episodes of Classic Soul Train and the amazing Don Cornelius documentary, The Hippest Trip in America.

February 9-10 will feature some of the greatest musical talent to hit the charts. During the Whitney Houston/New Edition Weekend viewers will see the never-before seen documentary, Whitney Houston: Legend, with exclusive footage and interviews; get a behind the scenes look at one of the most successful R&B’s groups to date in Being: New Edition and jam to four music blocks featuring Bell Biv DeVoe, Boyz II Men and ABC; Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill; Bobby Brown, and New Edition.

From Feb 16-17, Centric will celebrate America’s favorite family with the Cosby Show & Jazz Weekend. America’s beloved dad loved jazz and related forms, so episodes airing during this weekend will feature legendary artists from Dizzy Gillespie and Lena Horne to Stevie Wonder, BB King and Miriam Makeba.

Feb 23 -24, Stevie Wonder headlines in the October 2012 world premiere of the UN Day Concert “A Message of Peace featuring UN Messenger Stevie Wonder.” Commemorating the founding of the United Nations, the concert honors its work and the work of its sister organizations and agencies. The 2012 UN Day Concert features performances by Stevie Wonder, Sting, Wyclef Jean, Valerie Simpson, Estelle, Elle Varner and other international artists.

This article is related to: Television, TV News


Shadow & ActNewsletter