Friday, 6 February 2015

Celebrating Black History Month






February is Black History Month and this is a time to celebrate the achievements and strides made by our black brothers and sisters and fellow man/woman. Also to remember our history to see where our ancestors came from and has been achieved from the past right up to today.

On the Jamaicans.com Website there is an article that touches the heart of what makes this month so special. Here is an excerpt of this article:


Black History Month...Its Significance.

Published Jan 24, 2007
Marcus Garvey...“Up! Up! You Mighty Race you can accomplish what you will!”

Black History!
I and I have research my History
Now armed with knowledge and the truth, I know much about my roots.
Marcus Garvey, Claude McKay, Peter Tosh... I have to big up
Their recordings and their writings can never be too much
Since I and I start research my History.

Black History Month (BHM) is like the relationship a mother has with her children. It teaches who we are, where we must go and what we must be. It concepts are based upon traditional, cultural and moral values, centered on the family and society while reaffirming the conventions of dignity, pride, honor and race.
The brainchild of Dr. Carter Woodson, BHM is a time used to present to people all over the world the blue print of the architectural and intellectual design of Africa and Africans, long before Europeans even knew the world was round.

It is also the time to proclaim to the world our modern day achievements in the fields of medicine, science, technology, sports and all other facets of human endeavours as it is likewise the preservation of our culture, heritage and artifacts.

Some “Johnny come lately” may want us to the think that Black History Month is when Negroes go digging up their past in North America, but alas, Peter Tosh counteracted that a long time ago by letting us know that, “It doesn’t matter where we come from, as long as we are a Blackman, we are an African.” Jamaicans though scattered all over the globe join hearts and minds with our bothers and sisters in the words of Bob Marley, “arm in arms with arms” in the celebrations and acknowledgment of Black History Month... until the last bounded African is freed...then none of us considers ourself free.


So celebrate however you decide to and if you don't that's okay too. Happy Black History Month everyone and have a great weekend.

9 comments:

  1. Always great to celebrate achievements. lol poor Europeans not knowing the world was round.

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  2. Although I have nothing against it, I wonder what would the world think if there was a White History Month.....

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  3. I think BHM is so important for all people to learn to appreciate the things black people have accomplished, and it's especially good for children, so they can be informed and be proud. Great thing to celebrate here! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Superb celebration! :)

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  5. Awesome celebration. Thanks for the link.

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  6. February seems to be the month for a few other celebrations as well. It's also reggae month.

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  7. Excellent time to become more aware of cultures that I'm not all that familiar with.

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  8. Learning about cultures other than our own is always worth the effort. It is much easier to relate to someone if you know more about where they're coming from. Enjoy your weekend!

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