Although everyday I celebrate my blackness and try to consciously purchase Black, this month I vow to go, do and be Black Excellence! Today is officially the first day of Black History month! Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, dedicated to honoring the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history.
This year's theme, Black Health and Wellness, pays homage to medical scholars and health care providers (there's a new theme everywhere).
May we never forget Breonna Taylor and all other victims.
Marche Rue Dix - Brooklyn, New York. Dorcas and Brooklyn Dolly Artwork
"There is no American history without African American history!"
Author Alex Elle
February was chosen primarily because the second week of the month coincides with the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln (emancipation of slaves) and Frederick Douglass (prominent leader in the abolitionist movement).
How to Celebrate
Support Black-owned businesses
Educate yourself and have respectful conversations
Carter Godwin Woodson was an American historian, author, journalist, and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. In 1926 Carter Godwin Woodson set out to designate a time to promote and educate people about Black history and culture, according to W. Marvin Dulaney.
Artist: B. Taylor Instagram: @macabrii
George Floyd Jr. painted by Thomas Evans (@detour303) and Hiero