For a while I debated whether I would mention “Black History” this year. In my life my nationality is celebrated on a daily basis. My family, friends, those I encounter are all walking, breathing, working celebrations. We strive for greatness in all we do without hesitation. We move about our days with pride, courage, and a smile to boot! Whenever an accomplishment is made that could not be possible without the brave hearts of past, our hearts echo through time to give thanks. Every instance someone of another race waves politely or holds a door open for us, I celebrate. For me, Black History is more than a month – it is 12 months 365 days, 52 weeks, 8,760 hours of gratitude and faith in the future.
In elementary school Black History month is a productive time where all races are educated (hopefully) about our past. However, I feel all races should be discussed so we may move beyond focusing on one or two. I want race to become a thing of the past. We are all sisters and brothers who should all have the right to know the TRUTH about our history, no matter how shameful some of it will be. You’ll be hearing from me soon in Newsletter 22.