Black History Month! Dedicated to honor people whose culture was taken away, whose spirituality was undermined, whose humanity was compromised.
Black History Month, is dedicated to those whose labor was used to build a nation. Whose ingenuity and creativity manifested in technology, science, philosophy, music, astronomy, math, fashion, education, politics, law, dance, and the list goes on!
Black History Month is dedicated to a people who come from a long line of successful human beings, who never gave up even in the middle of intense man’s inhumanity to his fellowman. A people who have been used for experiments, whose humanity were denied, who lived through the pain of the heart and mind, understanding that they had to work three times as hard as everybody else. Yet, like the horned beetle, pushed out from the soil of the valley, and trudged up to the mountain top.
Black History Month should be every single day, but for those of us who do not understand how important we are, today is dedicated to you, to remind you that you are so much more than you know! Let us fly the Kwanzaa flag of unity, of self determination, invest in our collective work, enrich each other through trade, reexamine our purpose, employ creativity in our actions, and have faith in our ability to succeed in all our endeavors. In the recesses of our minds, let us reenact our glorious past achievements into the present and continue to remind the world, that we are the paragons of survival and greatness.
Black History Month is every single day because we are History personified. Dedicated to those who know.
Yes I said it!Dr. Uwa Onyioha Osimiri
A reflection of the African journey in the United States through art by Aaron Douglas. The Painter, muralist and illustrator born in Topeka, Kansas in 1899, is regarded as one the most important figures of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s. He was one of the first artists to celebrate Black culture and history in his creative work.