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Celebrating Black History Month

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A look at TV's African-American power playersBy Robert IsenbergSpecial to MSN TVFebruary is Black History Month, and as we are reminded every year, history is still being made every day. In the long and textured story of African-American life, television has played a vital role in civil rights, cultural identity and historical firsts.Decades after the first black leads and first interracial kiss, African-American actors, producers and writers are among the most important talents working in Hollywood. In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to celebrate some particularly notable personalities. While a full roster of outstanding African-American polymaths could never be compiled, we've listed here some of the most influential names in contemporary television.Bing: Tyra Banks | Tyler Perry | Oprah WinfreyWant more TV? Be sure to like MSN TV Facebook and follow MSN TV Twitter.(Invision/AP; Brian To/; AP)
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