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The Queen's Chair: The Last Day Of Black History Month (331 hits)

Today is February 28. Its also the last day of Black History Month. I'm wondering if anyone else is sad. I've watched, read, listened and was inspired the many links that I discovered. Unheard of musicians. Famous favorites. Jim Crowism stories uncovered. Salutes to black achievers. Comedians first starts. Photos of people changing the world. Acknowledging firsts. Sharing memories with friends. And many children are trying to pave a way so maybe their names can be "famous firsts" in our history.

I have loved all of it: the music, the food, the quizzes, the contests, culture, the literature, the film festivals, and the discussions. I have found new businesses to patronize and new stories to share with my readers. During this celebration, I even managed to volunteer with a black arts organization by doing their social media for an upcoming event.

My children have learned a lot this month. My daughters learned more about The Underground Railroad and how it ran just not only North, but South to Mexico and in the Caribbean. They saw classic movies, attended a higher education seminar, learned about how your writing style tells something about you and how poor grammar eliminates many of us out of the game, and discovered that the world is MORE than your hometown. They also learned the ways of white folks.

Now that the celebration is coming to an end, I really hope we all learned something.
I hope we learned Black History Month isn't just limited to February. Black History is a year-round celebration. It's also NOT to just educate White folks. Some of us have to educate ourselves. Considering that the odds were stacked against us in so many ways, we should celebrate what we have accomplished, encourage others, and to keep on keeping on.

We need to remind ourselves what we are able to achieve. Twenty-eight days isn't a lot of time. However, George Washington Carver had the right idea. Let's know our history and grow it even further. Slavery, I repeat slavery was not our only contribution. We given more than that and we have proof.
Posted By: Marsha Jones
Monday, February 28th 2011 at 3:19PM
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I know what you mean being sad to see this month end. It's really been a great Black history month for us, too! My son was able to share for show and tell with his class some Nigerian currency and a story book from Nigeria that he received on a visit there a few years back. He also shared a book that he read all by himself with his 5K class written by by Spike Lee and his wife. For me, it was really nice learning interesting facts about the various things, people, and places shared by people here and also what I was able to read on my own. Black history is being made everyday so we should keep our eyes and ears open to it, eh!
Monday, February 28th 2011 at 6:15PM
Jen Fad
No Sister, I by no means am sad about this being the last day. WHY! Because my goal is to make everyday a black history month and be proud of my blackness and at least try to represent. Shoot, Sister Siebra posted so much stuff on my site, I will probably be busy researching it for the next 6 months. Smile. Don't worry, the good stuff I will share. LOL! God Bless everyone and It was a great Black History Month, I truly learned a lot. Peace and Blessings!
Monday, February 28th 2011 at 9:48PM
anita moore
Every month is Black History month...and yes Anita there are many more posts to come to your site...Stay tuned!
Tuesday, March 1st 2011 at 11:58AM
Siebra Muhammad
Marsha, I to am sad, but lets spend the rest of the next 12 months getting ready to make 2012 even better to be recorded in ALL of our BIA history than 2011 was. example, In the fall my next oldest grandchild will be in her first year in college...there will be already expected 3 new births in later 2011 as more history to be added in our family alone about what will one day befamily history.(smile)

Besides Marsh, you still have that being called 'Grandmom' someday yet to be recorded in your family history. (otfl) (smile)

@ Jen, I also have learned a lot this Black History month. example, your blog on the Ring Shout.Thanks (smile)
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