Cultivate Celebrates Black History Month - Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education - ABA Therapy Fresh off the Press

Throughout the month of February, Cultivate directly recognized the achievements, resilience, context, and significance of Black History Month. Every week, we shared stories and featured artists, directors, and medical professionals in weekly newsletters sent out to all staff. Below you’ll find resources that were shared throughout the month.


  • Codeswitch – features a panel of journalists of color who discuss different race and identity issues through a lens of contemporary stories. Learn More.
  • The Read – a podcast that discusses the tumultuous lives of hip-hop and pop culture stars. The hosts of the show don’t spare anyone from being examined and discussed. Learn More.
  • The Nod – a podcast featuring hosts Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings who “gleefully explore all the beautiful, complicated dimensions of Black life.” They discuss things like how the “Cha Cha Slide” became so universal as well as how the “American Dream” can be detrimental to Black citizens. The show is thought-provoking, informative, and entertaining all at once. Learn More.
  • The Stoop – a podcast focused on stories from the Black Diaspora and sheds light on important topics that are not regularly discussed in mainstream journalism. Some episodes include “The Unexpected Family” on Black family cultural norms and “Assalam Alaykum, BMW,” which talks about what it is like to be a Black Muslim woman in America. The show creates a space for the interesting yet difficult discussions that need to be had. Learn More.


  • The Black Forager (Social Media Influencer) – Alexis Nikole Nelson uses the platform to educate people about the intersection of race and foraging. On her social media, Nelson discusses foraging’s long history among Black people, Native Americans, and poor rural populations, shows you how to forage, and develops creative recipes using the items she finds. Learn More
  • Jekein Lato-Unah (Visual Artist) – Jekein Lato-Unah is a Nigerian visual artist born and raised in Lagos who uses a painting technique called Araism. Learn More
  • TJ Davidson (Videographer) – TJ Davidson is a Storyteller, Husband, Dad, and Creator of @thecamerahacks where he talks all things videography. Learn More.
  • Blair Imani (Author) – Blair Imani is an author, educator, and influencer. She is the author of Read This To Get Smarter, Making Our Way Home, and Modern HERstory. Learn More.
  • KevOnStage (Comedian) – Kevin Fredericks is a renowned YouTuber whose fame grew through his self-titled YouTube channel on comedy sketches and videos. He also owns an entertainment company called KevOnStage Studios where he posts original content such as shows, short films, traveling food content, and comedy. Learn More.
  • Tabitha Brown (Actress) – Tabitha Bonita Brown is an American actress and social media personality. She creates online video content incorporating veganism, humor, and motivational speaking. Learn More.


  • 13th (2016) Netflix – The film explores the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States. It is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1864, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime.  Learn More.
  • High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America (2021) Netflix – This series observes American history through the lens of the evolution of African American cuisine, or what is more commonly referred to as “soul food.” This century has witnessed a growing selection of art that serves as correctives to the “American Narrative” by amplifying the contributions of people of color.Learn More.
  • Marshall (2017) Amazon Prime – The second Reginald Hudlin-directed film on this list, Marshall is a biopic about the first black judge ever confirmed to the Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall. It stars Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, and Sterling K. Brown. Learn More.
  • Hidden Figures (2016) Disney+ – Three brilliant African American women at NASA – Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. Learn More.
  • The Photograph (2020) Hulu – When famed photographer Christina Eames dies unexpectedly, she leaves her estranged daughter, Mae, hurt, angry, and full of questions. When Mae finds a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box, she soon finds herself delving into her mother’s early life — an investigation that leads to an unexpected romance with a rising journalist. Learn More.


  • I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown – When did you first learn about race and how it is used to create different societal experiences for people? Austin Channing Brown was seven. After discovering that her parents named her Austin so white employers would think that she was a white man, she embarks on a journey to find out what it means to be Black in America. Learn More
  • Biased by Jennifer L. Eberhardt – With a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt offers us the language and courage we need to face one of the biggest and most troubling issues of our time. She exposes racial bias at all levels of society – in our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, and criminal justice system. Yet she also offers us tools to address it. Eberhardt shows us how we can be vulnerable to bias but not doomed to live under its grip. Racial bias is a problem that we all have a role to play in solving. Learn More
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates – Coates pens a profound letter to his son about what it means to be Black in America in the 21st century – a place in which you struggle to overcome the historical trauma of your people while trying to find your own purpose in the world. Learn More.
  • Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans – From spoken word poet Jasmine Mans comes an unforgettable poetry collection about race, feminism, and queer identity. Learn More
  • Dear White Peacemakers by Osheta Moore – Written in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Dear White Peacemakers draws on the sermon on the Mount, Spirituals, and personal stories from author Osheta Moore’s work as a pastor in St. Paul, Minnesota. Enter into this story of shalom and join in the urgent work of anti-racism peacemaking. Learn More.


This class will inform, contextualize, and challenge viewers to rethink the notions of race and racism while reconciling gaps in traditional education about U.S. history and offer tools and techniques to empower change in our own lives. Gain a foundational understanding of Black history and discover a path forward through the limitless capacity and resilience of Black love. Watch for FREE.