Read a book written by a black author.
One of the best things we can do to celebrate Black History month is read a book written by your favorite black author! Women like Assata, Audre Lorde, and Oprah feed our souls with wisdom and strength. What better time than now should we celebrate the women who have opened so many doors for each of us?
Visit a Black History Museum.
Visiting the closet Black History Museum will give us a deeper appreciation of our culture, our history runs through our veins. The DMV area has the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a great place to visit. If you’re on the west coast the California African American Museum is another museum to visit for brushing up on black history. This experience is a great way to educate our youth on the people who paved the way for us today!
Shopping black shouldn’t be just for Black History Month but it is a great way to start! Putting money back into our community enriches the legacy that we are all striving to build. Black businesses worldwide are versatile from creating coloring books to making head wraps to establishing makeup lines. With the support of one another, we are assisting in the growth and development of our black communities. So #blackout and buy!
Go see Black Panther.
Everyone is raving about Black Panther that comes out this month and it’ll be a great activity to do with the family! We all can enjoy black excellence from Danai Gurira who plays “Okoye” and Letitia Wright who plays “Shuri” in the Disney-Marvel motion picture. The soundtrack was blessed with many of our favorite artists like SZA, Jorja Smith, Kendrick Lamar and many more! Black magic link up.
This is a perfect time to be mindful of how far we’ve come as a whole! Remember that we are all one and should stand in unity despite any differences in beliefs that we may have. Being aware of our purpose and creativity that leads to a better way of living. Not only do we embrace our power but it takes a village for all of us to succeed!