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 ✊🏾