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Black History Month always means good things are on TV that you don’t usually see. The Color Purple author Alice Walker is profiled on PBS this weekend, and if you missed it, you can still catch American Promise online, the documentary that follows two black males and their families through their educational experience from kindergarten through high school graduation. There’s a new book that collects important stats about African-Americans which you can use to dazzle your friends if nothing else, and Toni Braxton and Babyface combine for a live concert on TV One on Sunday night. Oh, and the Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia begin this week; check it out to see Black Winter Olympians like Shani Davis and hurdler turned bobsledder Lolo Jones go for the hold and make new Black history.

 HOT ON TV:

 All Times Eastern 

 Friday, February 7

 American Masters: Alice Walker Beauty In Truth

PBS, 9 p.m.

Winter Olympics 2014 Opening Ceremony

NBC, 7:30 p.m.

The Winter Olympics kicks off from Sochi, Russia

Saturday, February 8

Daddy’s Little Girls 

10:30, BET

Idris Elba and Gabrielle Union fall in love despite their differences

Sunday, February 9

Hello Beautiful Interludes Live: Toni Braxton and Babyface 

TV One, 10 p.m.

The duo perform songs from their new collaboration CD

 

READ IT:

Black Stats: African Americans By the Numbers in the 21st Century by Monique W. Morris

Did you know only 7% of teachers nationwide are Black? Well, this book provides those fact and more

 SEE IT:

 The Lego Movie 

One of the best reviewed movies so far this year; its for kids and adults to enjoy

Morgan Freeman is among the voice actors.

PG

 The Monuments Men 

George Clooney, Matt Damon and others conspire to steal art back from the Nazis who stole it from Jews during World War 2

PG-13

 Vampire Academy

Vampire mean girls at school

Gabriel Byrne and Joely Richardson are among the adults who try to keep them in check

PG-13

 IN CONCERT/EVENTS: 

 Friday, February 7

 NEW YORK, N.Y. 

Jeffrey Osborne

BB King’s Blues Club Bar and Grill 

8 p.m.

ATLANTA, GA

Katt Williams 

Growth Spurt

8 p.m.

Saturday, February 8

LONG BEACH, CA

Pre-Valentine’s Concert with Silk, Jagged Edge, K-Ci and JoJo

Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center

8 p.m.

 NEW YORK, N.Y. 

Lavell Crawford 

Caroline’s On Broadway

10 p.m.

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