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USA Network’s Character Approved Blog Celebrates Black History Month With Special Daily Content During The Week of Feb 7-12

USA’s Character Approved blog gives readers access to cutting-edge commentary and expert perspectives on what’s hot in American culture.  From February 7-11, the blog will celebrate Black History Month by focusing on African-American trailblazers.  Posts throughout the week will feature the people and ideas that are sparking important dialogue about race in America and influencing and creating the contemporary American cultural landscape.

Monday, 2/7
Harlem Restaurant Renaissance
Harlem has seen a fresh wave of attention, development and growth over the last several years and the neighborhood is also experiencing a culinary explosion.  Food expert Terry Boyd explores the exciting gastronomic delights from New York City’s famous cultural hotspot.

Bill T. Jones
Theatre expert Robert Diamond highlights the vital cultural contributions and community work of Bill T. Jones: choreographer, dancer, founder, artistic director of his own dance company, and Kennedy Center Honoree.

Tuesday, 2/8
Spike Lee
With the release of a special Malcolm X Blu-ray edition on 2/8, film expert Bags Hooper celebrates Spike Lee for his contributions to cinema and his willingness to push his art to a new level with this iconic film.

The Warmth of Other Suns
Writing expert Ann Kingman discusses The Warmth of Other Suns, the powerful book by author Isabel Wilkerson about the great migration of African-Americans from the south during the years 1910-1970.

Wednesday, 2/9
The Roots

This eclectic hip-hop band not only released two excellent albums in 2010, in a unique move, they are also the house band for late night host Jimmy Fallon.  Music expert Matt Jordan lets readers know why it’s time to pay attention to The Roots.

Loving Day

Loving Day is a global network of events that promote education and tolerance through community interactions.  Social Good/Giving expert Jerri Chou highlights this important project whose name comes from the landmark civil rights case Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in 1967.

Thursday, February 10

The Black Supermodel

Rarely spoken about but widely influential, the rise of the black woman in the modeling ranks has had a great, everlasting impact on fashion worldwide.  Fashion expert Kristin Booker explores the contributions of everyone from Iman to newcomer Selita Ebanks.

Friday, February 11

The Global Africa Project

Art experts Wooster Collective feature The Global Africa Project, an ambitious survey that mixes contemporary art, design, and craft by some 120 participants who are mostly African or of African descent.  The extremely diverse art featured in the project bring to light the important ideas and attitudes that continue to come out of Africa.

About the Character Approved Blog

The USA Network Character Approved Blog ( celebrates the people, places and things that are transforming the American cultural landscape.  They’re Character Approved–worthy of USA Network’s “character seal of approval.” The blog site is updated regularly and features exclusive content in the following eleven categories: Architecture, Art, Design, Fashion, Film, Food, Music, Social Good, Technology, Theatre and Writing. The Character Approved Blog is an outgrowth of USA Network’s annual Character Approved Awards that pay tribute to the innovators who are influencing our opinions, our style, and our view of the world.

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