The Introduction To Black History Month By: Eric Blair
Well hello everybody!
This week’s blog will be very brief; more like an introduction to what’s to come for Black History Month. I am excited to showcase famous African Americans or Black people throughout history each day of the month of February. The people I have chosen to showcase have helped to change the world for the better. I feel like Black History Month isn’t celebrated the way it should. Honestly, I am proud to be Black; free and able to do the things our predecessors fought so hard for. Look at all the obstacles our people have been through; slavery, emancipation, lynching, Jim Crow, segregation, Civil Rights Movement, the Aids epidemic, etc. No matter how many obstacles presented to our people, we strive to be the best and better ourselves. We were told we’re nothing but monkeys and coons. Look at Black people now; we’re some of the greatest pioneers in the world today. We have come so far. We built America with our blood, sweat, tears, and our lifeless bodies.
We’re so beautiful; sometimes we forget about that because the media portrays Caucasians or light skinned African Americans as being so pretty. We are an amazing group of people, regardless of our skin complexion! We are not niggers, we’re kings and queens. We’re talented people, millionaires, geniuses, and freedom fighters. I just want everyone to see the other heroes of Black History other then Martin Luther King, Malcolm-X, Maya Angelou, Oprah, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I love those great figures I just mention but there are a lot more to Black History than just these figures. I want to showcase some of the lesser known African Americans and Black people throughout history. I am showcasing some marvelous Black people other then Tyler Perry, Lil Wayne, Halle Berry, and Karrine “Super Head” Stephens. In my opinion, some modern day African American figures aren’t great role models for our youth. People… there were great figures before these modern day figures like James Baldwin, Fela Kuti, Hattie McDaniel, and Phillis Wheatley. I want the world to know there are other great Black figures in history. I am excited to bring these wonderful facts and pieces of knowledge to you all.
So, sit back and enjoy this month long celebration for Black History.
Hope you all enjoy; see you guys tomorrow, February 1st!