Billie Holiday

A film chronicling the legacy of late jazz legend Billie Holiday is heading to the big screen in America.

Simply titled Billie, the film will revisit the singer's life through the eyes of superfan and journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl, who recorded over 200 hours of interviews for a biography she began writing about her music icon.

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Black History Month

Buzzfeed News has compiled an amazing collection of pictures for Black History Month that speak to the struggles, oppression and triumphs of Black people in America. The photos range from an era when Blacks were sold as chattel to the present day when a half-Black man was elected President of the United States.

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Kristen Haynes, Juanita Tyler

A Catholic school in Durham, NC canceled classes after they received threats of protests if a lesbian councilwoman spoke at a planned Black History Month event.

Councilwoman Vernetta Alston was invited to speak to students at Immaculata Catholic School's Black History Month event this week. Alston is an alumna of the school.

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dice game

A drawing of Barack and Michelle Obama watching Martin Luther King and Malcolm X playing a dice game is raising a ruckus on social media. The drawing shows former President Obama and the late civil rights leaders holding wads of cash while watching former NBA player Allen Iverson roll the dice.

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Henrietta Lacks

As Black History Month draws to a close, Sandrarose.com recognizes a woman whose unique cancer cells pioneered many medical and science breakthroughs.

The descendant of African slaves and their masters, Henrietta Lacks was born in 1920 in Roanoke, Virginia. She grew up dirt poor on a tobacco farm in Clover, Virginia after her mother died while giving birth to her 10th child.

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Omarosa

February is Black History Month in America. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump invited black clergy and federal employees to the White House to meet with him and his director of African American Outreach, Omarosa Manigault, pictured left.

Update: Added video of the meeting.

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Beyonce Knowles

There is a good bet that singer Beyonce Knowles will never be invited to perform at the Super Bowl again.

The 35-year-old singer angered sports fans and writers alike by using the influential sports platform to reveal her newfound activism.

"Beyoncé's Black Panthers show was ill-suited for Super Bowl," wrote NY Daily News writer Linda Stasi.

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Fried Chicken and Watermelon

A California school is under fire for planning to serve fried chicken and watermelon for Black History Month. Black students and parents at Carondelet High School rushed to the media complaining bitterly about the items on the lunch menu at the all-girls school.

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