Several individuals have expressed disappointment, via social media, following many of the events that have transpired during Black History Month (stories that I won’t rehash).

I hope that after watching the Oscars, we can turn those frowns into smiles – while making the best of the last four days in the month.

On Sunday, there were several history-makers honored at the Oscars. Some who have been winning and making history, without a trophy (*cough* Spike Lee).

Here are some of the moments you may have missed:

(1) Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKKKlansman’ wins for Best Adapted Screenplay

This was my favorite moment, because not only did Samuel L. Jackson make fun of the Knicks, but he also gave Spike Lee the biggest hug on stage. Believe it or not, this was Spike Lee’s first Oscar.

Here’s some of what he had to say:

“The word today is ‘irony.’ The date, the 24th. The month, February, which also happens to be the shortest month of the year, which also happens to be Black History Month. The year, 2019. The year, 1619. History, her story. 1619. 2019. Four hundred years, our ancestors were stolen from Mother Africa and brought to Jamestown, Virginia. Enslaved. Our ancestors worked the land…..Let us all mobilize. Let us all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate…..Let’s do the right thing! You know I had to get that in there.”

Click here to watch his full speech.

(2) Regina King continues to shine

Regina King not only won the first Oscar of the night, but she also became the eighth African American woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Watch her full speech below!


(3) ‘Wakanda Forever’

Although Black Panther isn’t the winner in the Best Picture category, we definitely heard the movie’s name A LOT with several big wins throughout the night.

Michael B. Jordan recently sat down with Oprah for Super Soul Sunday, here’s why he believes the movie was already a winner before Sunday’s show.

“I think with this movie, in particular, with the cast that we have and the impact that it has made culturally, that it has already won.” – Michael B. Jordan.

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