Black History Month Recommendations: Shairoz Ahmed

Shairoz Ahmed, Deputy Secretary ,NBCPAIt’s Black History Month! As part of our celebrations this October, we are asking our members to share their Black History Month recommendations.

The Black History Month picks recommended by our members are a great way to learn more about the Black experience, identity and culture. You can pick up a new book, discover a new author or performer, or try something new.

A huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share their recommendations.

As recommended by: Shairoz Ahmed, Crown Prosecutor and NBCPA Deputy Secretary


Becoming by Michelle Obama. This book is an insight into an amazing, incredible and inspiring woman. In it, she tells her story from childhood to becoming a successful career woman, mother, wife and role model to many. It teaches you about hard work and to keep moving forwards to the road of success.


Where do I even begin? There are so many super talented and phenomenal Black actors and movies that are just brilliant pieces of work. Any movie starring the following actors would be a great watch…Denzel Washington, Samuel Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Cuba Gooding Jr, Wesley Snipes, Danny Glover, Jamie Foxx,Kevin Hart, Forest Whitaker, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Whitney Houston, Martin Lawrence, Michael B Jordan, the Wayans brothers, Tyrese Gibson. Chris Tucker, Queen Latifah, Thandiwe Newton.

In particular, I enjoyed the Creed movies, Just Mercy, Menace II society, Straight Outta Compton, Django, Bad Boys, White Chicks, Girls Trip Trading Places, and Boyz n the hood,


Where is the love? by Black Eye Peas. Where is the love? Do I even have to say more? It reflects humanity and is always so catchy. Also, I wanna dance with somebody by Whitney Houston. So many top music artists out there, here a few …Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Salt n Pepa, the Bodyguard, Black street, Boyz II Men, Brandy, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, The Fugees.

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