What Does Black History Mean To You?!? (For Mature Audiences)

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…Watermelon, slavery, fried chicken, kool-aid, nappy ass hair and ashy, dark skin some may say.

Depending on what day you catch me, I may argue your stereotypes. Dr. Carter  G. Woodson, created Negro History Week in February of 1926. The intent of Negro History Week was so that black Americans could be CELEBRATED and highlighted for their accomplishments, during the second week of February. Dr. Woodson saw potential in blacks as they could benefit everyone, politically. Based on our past and present day, our names were usually brought up in a negative and demeaning light.

Black History Month became officially recognized by the US government in 1976.

Black History isn’t about me sugar coating what my relatives and ancestors went through before me. Or what I’ve gone through.

img_4008Real life: my child knows what we went through and what we’re going through. Unapologetically.

Black History isn’t me getting out…

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