It’s February 1, Day 1 of Black History Month and I hope you’re just as excited as I am. This is the month designated for recognition and celebration of not just Black America, but historical achievements of those of African descent around the globe. Also, let it be known that this is an opportunity for every living soul to further embrace diversity from a cultural perspective. We do so by learning what the Black community has contributed to society over the centuries and what we present today. ALL cultures, for that matter.
If you’ve been following my blog for close to a year, you may remember my pieces on the perception of Africa and the journey of the black man from slavery to today. It was kindly praised and I consider it to be among my most important entries. Since then, I’ve been blessed with many new followers who I would love to share them with. So if you don’t mind, my opening posts will be reposts from last year:
- Africa: More Than Just Hollywood’s “Black Panther” (Pts 1-2)
- Africa To America (Pts 1-5)
If you’ve never read them, I strongly recommend that you check them out. I will be posting one each day, for the next 7 days.
It was my original intention to submit a blog piece, once a day, for all 29 days (leap year), so I wrote and scheduled 29 articles for automatic post. After careful consideration, I think it may be a bit much for the casual reader who can’t or won’t find time to read each day. And as I always say, “My word ain’t the gospel”, so I know not everyone is holding their breath between each article. To those of you who have told me that they eagerly look forward to each post and wish I’d submit them with greater frequency, I truly thank you.
Thus, I’ve decided to space them out a little after the first two series and leave the remaining articles for future opportunities. Trust me, there’s no rush.
Keep in mind I won’t be presenting it in the traditional sense. By that I mean, I’ll steer clear of individuals and events with which you will be inundated all month (e.g. Dr. King, Malcolm X, George Washington Carver, Civil Rights Movement, etc.). No, I don’t mean that in a bad way. This information, all information, is healthy. There will be a segments on HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges & Universities), Movies & Television, inspirational talks and personal/professional experiences as an African American, etc.
So sit back or dig into your “To Do” list so you can carve out some time for Black Education, Black Entertainment and the Black Experience.
Because if you haven’t figured it out…
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