Black History Month: Honouring the past, inspiring the future

February is Black History Month.

Though the shortest month on the calendar, small is big — and in its way, it brings things sharply into focus. The month intensifies recognition and celebration of a culture and people whose richness has enhanced and contributed to a broader North American life.

The journey has been one of struggle, faith, fortitude and conviction. Out of it has come impactful legacy, integrity, storytelling, arts, culture, greatness, stature, prominence and pride.

Is the month still relevant? Is it just another classroom history or social studies assignment? Is it just a time for television and other media organizations to try to outdo each other with who’s more “woke” and sensitively inclusive than the other?

No.

Black History Month is a focused lens for everyone. This is always time to reflect, project and present, to teach and learn and share, to include and embrace. Celebrate this time. Tell stories. Relish accomplishment. Remember histories. Bridge divisions. Believe in unity.

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