Lift every voice and sing! All my melanin kings and queens Stand Up! February is here and it is officially Black History month. Although we are black and proud everyday, this is our time to celebrate our African American heritage and all that we have overcome, both past and present. All month long the world recognizes, honors and celebrate our greatness. Honestly, with all the glass ceilings we have been shattering lately, I do believe that this year the celebration should be amplified!
Black History month is a time where we reflect on all the obstacles we have overcame in the past. We remember our struggles as a race and the fight to equality. During this time, we also recognize important historical figures who helped push the envelope inspire of adversity to help propel our race forward. Also, we commemorate those African American kings and queens who have contributed to society and the world through their inventions, art, music, movements, etc. Together we pay tribute to our heroes/ sheroes both past and present who continue to fight on and lead us on the path to equality. As a race, we have a long way to go but look how far we have come.
This month is such a special, momentous occasion. My challenge to all my readers no matter the race is to research some important African American historical figures, past and present, and their contribution to this world. Then, join in the celebration and help us pay tribute to them. Some examples include Nelson Mandela, Langston Hughes, Harriet Tubman, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, Esther Rolle etc. I also encourage all my melanin brothers and sisters to keep the tic tok videos, meme’s, and social media celebrations going. I see you! Televise our greatness and let the celebration continue. Continue to be inspired and evolve! Happy Black History Month!