Today is February 1st, which means it is officially, Black History Month! Black History Month is one of my favorite times of year to be on social media. Many people on my friends list share awesome facts and information about important Black historical figures and events throughout the month. It’s so nice to get on Facebook and/or Instagram to read educational posts about my own culture and heritage.
There is SO much Black history that isn’t taught to us in school(s) and it’s beyond important to know the contributions, those before us, have made to this country and world. As a Black woman, it is my goal to learn as much as possible about the sacrifices my ancestors made for me to sit here and type this blog post, while remaining diligent in keeping up the fight to finish what they started.
If you follow me on any of my platforms you already know how loud and proud I am to be Black, but even more so, a Black woman. We are legit the definition of magic. Although I celebrate being Black 365 days a year, there’s something even more beautiful and magical about Black History Month. Once we live in a state with more than fifty Black people I look forward to being able to participate in Black History Month celebrations and events.
This month I challenge all of you (myself included) to learn about at least three new Black historical figures we may know nothing or very little about. The more knowledgeable we are about the true history of our people, the more we learn to love ourselves, our Blackness, and not to apologize for any of it, ever. Here’s to an educational and magical Black History Month 2017.