Hey y'all! Just want to take a moment to shamelessly plug PBS. They air an awesome show called Independent Lens. Independent Lens, for those of you not in the know, highlights independent film makers and their educational documentaries. Right now, since it is Black History Month, they are airing independent films focused on the Civil Rights Movement and other important topics in Black History. Tonight's documentary (at least the one airing in Chicago) is about Whitney Young. I know we are a more enlightened group around here but just in case you haven't heard of him, Whitney Young help push the National Urban League into a more prominent role in the Civil Rights Movement. He, through the NUL, helped back the March on Washington and implemented urbanization programs that were parallel to those run by the Black Panther Party. Anyway, this is just one of the great programs running on PBS this month. So, if you can, I suggest DVR'ing, streaming, bit torrenting, or Hulu-ing these great programs to learn a little more about the people that fought so hard to try to bring equality and basic human rights to our world.

p.s. I don't work for PBS, I just really love Independent Lens and I am feeling inspired after listening to the Aurde Lorde and Rosa Parks podcasts on How Stuff Works...