“Activism is my rent for living on the planet.”
– Alice Walker

February marks the annual celebration of Black History Month, a time to acknowledge and honor the rich history and ongoing contributions of Black Americans throughout the United States. It’s not just about looking back, but also about recognizing the ongoing fight for racial justice and equality, and the inspiring individuals and communities shaping our present and future.

From the forced arrival of enslaved Africans in the 17th century to the ongoing fight for racial justice and equality, Black communities have persevered through immense challenges and made significant contributions to every aspect of American life. Black History Month is an opportunity to remember and honor iconic figures who paved the way, as well as celebrate the everyday heroes and change-makers in Black communities.

This month, let’s take the time to:

  • Support Black businesses and organizations. Many local businesses and organizations could benefit from your patronage and support.
  • Educate ourselves about Black history and culture. There are countless resources available, from books and documentaries to museums and historical sites.
  • Engage in conversations about race and injustice. It’s important to have open and honest conversations about these issues, even if they can be difficult.

Black History Month is a reminder that the fight for racial justice and equality is ongoing. We must all work together to create a more equitable and inclusive society where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Remember, Black history is American history. It should be upheld and celebrated all year long. Let’s continue working towards a brighter future for all.

You matter.


Cheryl Rice, Founder

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