The History of Black History Month

I just wanted to make a fast disclaimer to my current and future readers. Its my opinion that we are becoming too focus on entertainment and less on important information. I was thinking about creating a blog that would inspire the younger generations with pictures and videos. However, aren’t we getting sick of using audio and visual media all day long? Maybe we all take a small break from the “Tube”.

I will commit to six months of straight fire topics!!! Most of you know me from my rapping days, and trust me I still love music and entertainment. And hopefully in the future I can express myself through music again soon. But, in my opinion we have bigger fish to fry. Plus, economically there isn’t a shortage of rappers in the world.

If you take the time to read these blogs you will basically earn a college degree in my opinion. I have spent pretty much half of my life in classrooms. How much do we learn in class rooms that we can apply to the real world? Not Much!, We are going to keep this blog super formal and relax. Its nothing worst than watching a long boring youtube video about a topic you have no clue about. Or, listening to a two hour long podcast about nothing.

I am pretty sure this blog will attract intellectual people that are interested in personal growth. I am not a writer by trade so I am sorry if I am not perfect when it comes to grammar. If you are here for technical writing leave now and why waste your time reading bullcrap lol. But if you love information and self-help information then your at the right place. Please feel free to reach out to me with questions or to share your experiences.

Now that we got that out the way. Lets get to the fun stuff. The History of Black History Month. According to Wikipedia “The first celebration of Black History Month took place at Kent State one year later, from 2/1/1970 – 2/28/1970. Six years later Black History Month was being celebrated all across the country in educational institutions, centers of Black culture and community centers, both great and small, when President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month…”(

I will be straight up honest with you, I never learned any of this information in school. Please let me know what your thoughts are regarding the beginnings of Black History Month? My questions is why we pick February? Do anybody have any backdrop history to share regarding this topics that’s not popular knowledge. Its crazy that we have a month to celebrate black history month but we never discuss topics such has high unemployment in the black community and high incarceration rates.