Sirius announced today that they will celebrate Black History Month with a series of specials honoring the contributions made by African-Americans that are entrenched in our nation's history. The diverse programming will be spread across a myriad of Sirius channels and host by various on air personalities.

Mark Thompson, the host of the daily political talk show Make it Plain (ch. 146), will honor Black History Month by speaking with NAACP representatives about their grassroots efforts in addition to interviewing prominent African-American historians and authors about pivotal men and women in the civil rights movement.

Famous First by African-Americans will feature artists including Alicia Keys, Lionel Richie, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, and Jamie Foxx remembering famous first achievements by African-Americans throughout history. The special series will run on Heart & Soul (ch. 51).

Praise (ch. 68) and Reggae Rhythms (ch. 97) will recognize the legacy of African-Americans by spotlighting people and events that have contributed to making a lasting and positive change in our nation's history. The featurettes will run hourly throughout the month of February.

Black History Month in Soul Town (ch. 53) will highlight key African-American figures in politics, sports, arts and entertainment that have left lasting legacies in their respective fields in a daily show.

My Life, My Music! will honor achievements and contributions African-American women in hip-hop culture every weekend throughout the month of February on Hip-Hop Nation (ch. 40).