Black History Month: Celebrating our Roots

Black History Month: Celebrating our Roots Courage. It lies deep within my veins. Pulsing, throbbing, pushing through to the surface. Bubbling with power unbeknownst to me, power emanating from my ancestors. An ancestry that cannot be traced due to a long history of rape, abuse, and theft. The history of slavery, when Africans were ripped from their tribes and displaced onto American soil. My blood runs thick with the power of these people. People who stood unfaltering for hours. Picking cotton. Folding tobacco leaves. Caring for another’s child, a child who might grow up to inflict deep flesh wounds upon… Read more »