"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots."                                                                                                                                                                       Marcus Garvey

  Pasadena City College students in the       Outreach & Transfer Bond program

We will not apologize for embracing our color and acknowledging our culture.

When I looked at the calendar a few days ago I thought to myself. Black History Month is coming to an end. Today is March 1 and I've realized that there is no way. We can celebrate Black excellence in just one month. We have been inventing, building, fighting, working and breaking barriers from the beginning of time. Even to current date, Maxine Waters has taught us how to reclaim our time, The Obamas have shown the great meaning of power, Black love and family. Issa Rae has demonstrated that it's ok to be an awkward Black girl in an Insecure world. Jordan Peele encouraged our brothers to Get Out and Ray Coogler has taken us to Wakanda.

We have so much to be proud of that we cannot just celebrate once a year. We have to keep the celebration going all year. Every day Black History is being created. Here are some tips on how to continue the celebration and love of Black History.

1. Research your family history
2. Support Black Businesses 
3. Educate yourself. Read!
4. Come together collectively 
5. Create Black Girl Magic
6. Go to a Museum
7. Talk to the elders
8. Each one Teach one
9. Stay Healthy Get fit 
10.  Volunteer in Community
11. Go to cultural events 
12. Embrace in your natural beauty and hair
12. Love your melanin skin
13. Don't be afraid to discuss hard topics  
14. Connect the dots between, the past, present and the future  
15. Respect our Ancestors 
16. Root for everybody Black

Stay tuned to the PBP for Black History 365. 


Black History is 365 and Being Made Every Day

Posted March 1, 2018
By Rochele Jones