Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.
In 1915 after the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the U.S Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by Black Americans and other peoples of African descent.
As we are approaching the end of what society considers ‘Black History Month” – black history should always be celebrated and recognized all 12 months of the year.
It’s important to recognize, appreciate and show gratitude to those who came before us and the sacrifices made.
Below are some links to different articles you can read to further the discussion of black history and what it really means. – I encourage you to do your own research too.
December 10th is #HumansRightDay ✊🏾 As we all know in 2020 we have seen a lot of changes, both on a global scale and in our personal lives. It seems that this year has forced us to confront the many ways our society has fallen short in its ability to take care of everyone, especially the members of its most vulnerable sectors. This human rights day let us acknowledge these struggles and speak up for them where we can.✊🏾
May we continue this advocacy, because we all deserve human rights. Let’s not just talk to people inside our own bubble about equality, let’s reach outside.✊🏾
Happy Thanks-GIVING friends 🎉🌟 In the spirit of giving thanks and keeping gratitude in our hearts during this moment – I took time to gather canned goods for a blessing box I’ve been fortunate enough to donate too a couple of times this year.☑️
I’ve been reflecting on this pass year and how appreciative i am to have family and a place to celebrate the holidays, so I wanted to pay it forward 🌟
I encourage / challenge you to donate, give or volunteer during this time if you’re fortunate enough to. There are so many organizations and people who would be more than thankful for your help❤️💐
I was very fortunate to have have met Dr. Vanessa Guyton and her awesome nonprofit that she’s running to raise awareness and to educate others about domestic violence in South Carolina.
We walked for the victims who are now survivors and those who are still suffering.
Domestic violence is a real issue in South Carolina and it’s only through educating others around us and educating ourselves that we can recognize the signs to help others, utilize resources and make a difference. I choose to #HushNoMore ✊🏾
Ms Cheryl LM’s Toys for Tots benefit pageant was this past Saturday and it had a great turn out despite this pandemic! The girls and ladies competing were amazing!
I was asked to come along a be a judge amongst the other amazing queens i got to meet. Judging can be difficult however, knowing that the winner would carry on the mission for The Marine Corp League/Harnett Toys for Tots in this yearly fundraiser made choosing the winner that much more meaningful.
A big congratulations to our overall ultimate winner. I know she will go on to do amazing things for this fundraiser!
So honored i was able to read for @ReadingWithRoyalty_ this past weekend.
Reading With Royalty is a outlet where different pageant queens can read to children in hospitals virtually!
I was able to read the book, ‘The Class Play’ by Robert Newell. I chose this book because the moral of this story was to show children that they should be grateful for the things they have and are chosen for.
Is the grass really greener on the other side? Sometimes exactly where you are is where you need to be.
Education is so important and I’m happy i can still promote literacy during COVID-19.
South Carolina has definitely become a hot spot for the rise of the covid crisis happening around us. This means our health care workers are laboring tirelessly to keep people healthy while risking their own lives. They are honestly the true heroes. So on behalf of some of my @northamericabeautypageant sisters @officialelitenorthamerica ( @marylynnfuller )and @jrmissna ( @adriana_maliamay ) and myself, we decided to collaborate and make thank you cards for these awesome people. With deepest sincerity, I want to thank you all for risking your lives for us day in and day out. Front line workers like you deserve our respect, encouragement, and praise for doing what you do. Thank you! Although I wasn’t aloud (with great understanding) to visit the hospital itself, I gave everything to Diane, the liaison and I trust they’re in good hands to hand off to our South Carolinas heroes.
if there is any way i can try to spread good energy during this time, i will. Everyone around us deserves it. Stay safe guys 💚
Monday morning July 6th was my 25th birthday. Becoming Miss North America a week before was literally the goal i wanted to accomplish and did it!
I decided to dedicate my morning to serving and helping others during their time of need. I was fortunate to wake up this morning with a roof over my head and with food. So I paid it forward with @harvesthopefb 💚
One in six South Carolinians struggles with food insecurity and hunger.
People can’t function when they are hungry, and many of our neighbors are unable to afford basic needs like groceries.
Harvest Hope distributes 33 million pounds of food each year throughout the state.
They rescue, pack, transport, and deliver nutritious food to soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, and schools in twenty counties in South Carolina.
Volunteers MAKE IT POSSIBLE.
Their donors and volunteers are the key to preventing hunger in our communities. They could not do it without you! Want to get involved https://www.harvesthope.org