If you like this…you’ll love that: Your guide to Black History Month

Mark S. Luckie
3 min readFeb 2, 2016

Black History Month is more than just a yearly regurgitation of facts. It is a reflection of a kaleidoscopic culture that continues to evolve. This February, expand your horizons by exploring what makes Black so beautiful.

If you like The Notebook, Joy, The Royal Tenenbaums…

You’ll love Coming to America, Waiting to Exhale, Higher Learning, The Color Purple

If you like Kale…

You’ll love Collard greens

If you like Jergens…

You’ll love Cocoa butter

If you like Adele…

You’ll love Jazmine Sullivan, Marsha Ambrosius

If you like Irish stepdancing…

You’ll love J-Setting

If you like Ai Wei Wei, Cindy Sherman, Banksy…

You’ll love Mickalene Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, Nick Cave, Hank Willis Thomas, Kara Walker

If you like Texas Hold’em…

You’ll love Spades

If you like Friends, Seinfeld…

You’ll love A Different World, Martin, Everybody Hates Chris

If you like Aromatherapy candles…

You’ll love Incense

If you like Fireball…

You’ll love Hennessy

If you like Stella McCartney, Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen…

You’ll love Tracy Reese, Olivier Rousteing, June Ambrose, Stella Jean

If you like Saturday Night Live…

You’ll love In Living Color

If you like American Ballet Theater…

You’ll love Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

If you like Time, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly…

You’ll love Complex, Essence, Ebony

If you like Modern Family…

You’ll love Black-ish

If you like UNO…

You’ll love Dominoes

If you like Apple Pie…

You’ll love Peach Cobbler

If you like Amy Schumer…

You’ll love Jenifer Lewis, Michelle Buteau, Sommore

If you like Philip K. Dick…

You’ll love Octavia Butler

If you like Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Jonathan Franzen…

You’ll love Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison

If you like L’Oreal…

You’ll love Dark and Lovely

If you like Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Vanderpump Rules…

You’ll love Real Housewives of Atlanta, Love and Hip Hop

If you like Green Bean Casserole…

You’ll love Potato Salad

If you like Country Line Dancing…

You’ll love The Wobble

If you like the Museum of Modern Art, The Met…

You’ll love Brooklyn Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

If you like going to “the bar”…

You’ll love going to “the club”

If you like Demi Lovato, Arianna Grande…

You’ll love Zendaya, Tinashe

If you like Spotify…

You’ll love Mixtapes

If you like Sriracha…

You’ll love Tabasco, Crystal Hot Sauce, Louisiana Hot Sauce

If you like Marilyn Monroe…

You’ll love Josephine Baker, Dorothy Dandridge

If you like Picnics…

You’ll love Cookouts

If you like Main Street…

You’ll love Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

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Mark S. Luckie

Author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist novel DO U. and The Digital Journalist’s Handbook. Veteran of Reddit, Twitter and The Washington Post.