A meaningful alternative to Valentine’s Day

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imagesCA430A0RThe official 20th Black Love Relationship Ceremony will be held February 13th, 2013 at Howard University’s Blackburn Center Gallery, 2397 6th Street, N.W,  D.C. from 6 – 9 p.m. The event is “Free”.

The day is designed for everyone in the Black community to perform at least, 5 specific acts of love – towards the Creator, for Self, for Family, for the Community and for the Black Race at the same time. 

Black Love Day is also a commemorative holiday of observance, celebration, atonement, reconciliation and demonstration of love. For more information call 202-667-2577

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BHM

Repost from an article I did last year

I had an interesting exchange with a friend on the value of celebrating Black History Month. My position: A study of Black History is essential to making us powerful… individually and as a people, while celebrating Black History Month has become a stereotypical caricature attached to Black people, particularly Black Americans, just like eating fried chicken and watermelons.

In my research on the origins of BHM, I learnt that African American educator and historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926 started “Negro History Week”, to be held in the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. His goal was not only to bring attention to the historical contributions of Black Americans in the USA, but he had also hoped that “Negro History Week” would one day be eliminated as black history would one day be a fundamental part of American…

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