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
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
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
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.