More Than a Culture
The importance of Black people and our communities cannot be underestimated, due to our numerous contributions to our current society, from beauty to entertainment, to business, to leadership, and even politics. We can see Black excellence all around us. We do believe that all communities can learn from each other, however, the strength and generational bond that is particularly strong within the Black community is something that should be applauded and modeled for others. Black people have had to face so much in our nation’s history—from slavery to legally sanctioned discrimination—yet there are so many stories of the triumphs, and resilience that inspire us all. Through it all we have stuck together through highs and lows, giving one another unconditional support and guidance. The Black community is the soul of our existence. When things get rough, we know, and the world knows they can turn to the Black community for help. They recognize the power that we have!
The Black community is by far the most powerful and authentic community that exists. We are beautiful, strong, creative, brilliant, and unique. It’s amazing to see how Black people have evolved over the years with using education as a tool for social change to educate our youth, and correct miseducation about our Black community. Black people have influenced so many lives in every aspect of society. Being Black is not just a culture, it is a state of being, a way of life and a state of mind. We are intentional, with the goal of uniting Black people and showing the world what we are capable of, despite where we may come from or what our histories are.
We still have a long way to go, however we have come a long way! Today, there are more Black people striving, achieving, inspiring, and promoting other Black people than ever before. Black communities were and are vital and will continue to be a vital part of our lives.