Last year marked both the 90th anniversary of the first Black History Week and the official 40th anniversary of its expansion to Black History Month. Fuse took the celebration a step further and deservingly made Black History Month—which, in February, makes it the shortest month of the year—the year's longest month.
Instead of waiting for the calendar to flip months, we start the celebration here at Fuse several days early and do so in a special way: by looking forward. Each day over the next 32 days, we'll be highlighting future black history. We're looking beyond the obvious, established superstars whose names already in the books to showcase some of the world's most hugely talented people on the rise and innovating pop culture right now. These are brilliant black musicians, actors, filmmakers, writers and others—some young and just getting started, others who have just hit their stride—who will be making awesome, inspired, influential art for many years to come. We call it Future Black History.
So ignore the fact that it's technically still January, and come along into the future black history celebration with us now. Be sure to come back to Fuse.tv every day through February 28 as we serve up new profiles, videos and more, and tune in to Fuse everyday for even more. Find Fuse in your area with our Channel Finder.
Kick it off with upcoming 2017 Future Black History honoree Sevyn Streeter sharing why she went back to Philadelphia to perform the National Anthem after a controversy over her wearing a "We Matter" jersey: