Ok, so here’s my annual “Why I don’t like the emphasis on Black History Month” post but this year it will be presented a little differently. I’m trying out this thing that if you have anything negative to say about something you follow up with something positive and/or a solution— so here it goes: Black History Month has the face of complacency. We ALL know that Black history IS American history and it deserves its rightful share of pages in the history books and not a collective 5 pages you find in the center of the book dedicated to when the average public school curriculum reaches February. The fact that we do these BHM shout-outs, “did you knows,” and “little known facts” ONLY in February only supports that poor complacent face.
So I have a proposition— we constantly remind our facebook circles and outside interactions of AMERICAN HISTORY (Black history) and not just in February and in replace of Black History Month we have an African Diaspora History Month where we do Diaspora shout-outs, “did you knows,” and “little known facts,” so we all can know about our powerful ancestry and the impact they have on the world we live in today. :) So starting next week, I challenge myself and you all to post once a week on anything pertaining to the African Diaspora that’s not already in our history books (and yes, that means you can keep posting most of the little known facts about Black History as well since most of those are not in the history books either). Everyone down? :D
[All that being said… Black History Month is needed in the public school systems and PWIs so I’m really just talking to my HBCU and HBCU educated peoples. Until we can get our rightful pages in these books, Black History Month will be needed.]"