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Black History Is Everyone’s History

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I saw a commercial that said, “Black history is everyone’s history.”

Very true. Yet it’s 2014 and Blacks are still fighting for equality and against racism. I’m still grieving for Trayvon and rejoicing for Obama. As my emotions run from one end of the spectrum to the next, I’m reminded of a verse from the Holy Bible:

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” – Mark 12:31

It goes on to say that this is one of the most important commands. Yet, I wonder how can this diverse race get along in heaven if we can’t master loving each other here on earth.

There is a man who entered my workplace one day. He was communicating poorly with the secretary and all of a sudden he flipped out on her. The man started spouting racial slurs and was even more rude, shouting obscenities. He eventually stormed out of the office.

The man was a black man and the secretary was white. This occurrence reminded me of how racism isn’t just a “White thing,” it’s everyone.  It’s everyone’s responsibility to love your neighbor as yourself. Or like the Golden Rule says: do unto others as you would have them do unto you!

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

During this Black History Month lets remember that Black history is all of our history. African Americans’ contribution to the United States and moreover the whole world, has benefited us all. It’s important to uphold “OUR” history with love and peace!

Keep pressing and celebrate Black History!

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