Why Black History is Our History

Why Black History is Our History

Black History Month has taken up new meaning for me this year. In the past, I intellectually understood why we need to set aside time to remember, acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of black people and culture in the United States. However, for most of my...

Giving Up Our Obliviousness to Racism for Lent

It is fitting that Lent begins smack dab in the middle of Black History Month. Celebrating the heritage and contributions of African-Americans is always accompanied by grief and lament. There were and are too many black deaths, too much indignity and too little...

Black History Helps Us Appreciate Our Full History

My wife and I recently started dating again. Amid a busy time of job transitions and moving to a new state, we’ve rediscovered the importance of paying special time with, and attention to, the one you love. We saw the strong and inspiring movie, “Hidden...

February Is Time to Focus on Black History

Celebrating black history is not a new idea. Americans have been recognizing black history annually since 1926. According to an article by Elissa Haney on Infoplease.com, it started as “Negro History Week,” which was the second week in February and later...