Chicago — Black History Month, a time where Black people all across America celebrate and praise prominent historical Black figures. These figures include political leaders, celebrities and people that broke new ground, but it shouldn’t stop there. We absolutely should talk about our historic leaders and groundbreakers, but we should use this month as a time to celebrate all of the Black excellence in America, past and present.
Here’s why Black History Month should promptly be changed to Black Excellence Month.
Black History Month is often a month for history lessons where people learn bits and pieces of Black history, but that shouldn’t be the point of Black Excellence Month. Black history should be taught year round instead of waiting for February to talk about it. Black Excellence Month should instead celebrate past and present Black icons. Heavy on the present part, as Black history is constantly being made.
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