Monday, February 05, 2007

February 5, 2007: Black History Month

Hello, all.

As you know, this is the month where America reflects on the achievements of its citizens of African descent. Even though I think this should happen year-round, having a month to raise consciousness is a good first step. I'm not going to be like Chris Rock as Nat X and complain that it's the shortest month of the year. I do believe the decision was made to honor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, whose birthdays fall in February to honor their impact on us as a people.

So, celebrate and be mindful. Hopefully, one day, our accomplishments will be seen as part of the tapestry of American History. Call me a cock-eyed optimist! :-)

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