Black History Month: Reflection and Action

This Black History Month, we pay deep respect and homage to the late Tyre Nichols and reflect on the urgency of systemic change. 

The significance of Black History Month serves as a reminder that the contributions and experiences of African Americans have been integral to the fabric of American history and must be fully recognized and celebrated. 

Yet despite progress in some areas, many African Americans continue to face disparities in, among many other areas, the criminal justice system. 

Tyre's tragic and reprehensible demise conjures a story we hear far too often. 

In the summer of 1985, Edmund Perry, a 17-year-old Harlem resident and honor student, bound for Stanford University in the Fall, was gunned down by a plainclothes police officer.

Murder Without Motive tells Perry's story of more than 20 years ago, yet it seems all too eerily familiar.

Edmund Perry has everything going for him after he graduates with a scholarship to attend Stanford. With his dedication paying off, an encounter with a police officer senselessly ends his life. Murder Without Motive stars Carla Gugino, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vondie Curtis-Hall, Robert Guillaume and the late Curtis McClarin from Tony Award nominated musical Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk.

The death of Tyre Nichols, like the death of so many at the hands of police officers, has again sparked a nationwide dialogue that must conclude with action. 

From Muhammad Ali to Natalie Cole, Dorothy Dandridge to Jimi Hendrix, MLK to Harriet Tubman, TheArchive features some of the world's greatest and most inspiring Black changemakers of all time who had no qualms about taking action.

Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty. A biography of the pioneering performer Dorothy Dandridge, featuring decades of archival footage.

Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story. From his upbringing in Seattle to his final days in London, this series explores the complex life-story behind the legendary artist Jimi Hendrix. 

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest. Spanning his early years to his triumph at the 1966 Olympics, take a rare look at one of the world's most endearing heroes.

In Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story, we see Natalie Cole wrestle with the legacy of her father the late great Nat King Cole and the "unforgettable" duet that reignited a remarkable comeback. Robert Townsend directed this true story.

A Woman Called Moses stars the late, legendary Cicely Tyson in a miniseries honoring the life of Harriet Tubman who summoned the strength and indomitable will to defy and overcome a tyrannous system. "Every great dream begins with a dreamer," Harriet Tubman once said, "Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

In King: Man of Peace in a Time of War, MLK's profundity is highlighted through never before seen speeches, TV interviews, and quiet moments of reflection. In all, they weave together yet another series of threads in a tapestry not nearly finished. 

TheArchive also features a large collection of interviews with Black influencers on Larry King Now from Oprah to Ice Cube, Morgan Freeman to Common, Lisa Leslie to Tracee Ellis Ross, Angela Bassett to Spike Lee, Forest Whitaker to Al Roker, Snoop Dogg to 50 Cent and many more.

See these world changers and bold barrier breakers only on TheArchive.  


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