Apple celebrates Black History Month on iTunes

Mon, Feb 14, 2011


Apple currently has a special section up on iTunes dedicated to celebrating Black History Month.

Over 400 years of tragedy and triumph, an epic journey that began with the Middle Passage and ascended to the Oval Office, the African-American experience is the soul of America itself. It’s the field hollers that rang out under weight of the Southern sun; it’s the clenched fist of Black Power on the screen, on the page, on the Olympic medal stand. We’re here to deliver the essence of that experience in audiobooks, podcasts, movies, TV, music, and more – and we’re serving it up in over 20 different ways, from the blues to comedy, from poetry to politics, from the Motor City to the City of Brotherly…and far, far, beyond.

Some of the subsections include topics as varied as blaxploitation films, gospel music, and the famed Stax Records.

We’d also be remiss if we didn’t highlight a bit from one of Chris Rock’s best SNL characters, Nat X – you know, the man “so black he pisses oil.”

“I just want to say that February is Black History Month. Isn’t that nice? The Man gives us February because it’s the shortest month of the year! Now, I’m not complaining, but I think we deserve at least a thirty-day month. It’s also the coldest month of the year, just in case we wanted to have a parade.”



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