February is recognized Nationally as Black History Month. A yearly celebration to honor, acknowledge and embrace the contributions and traditions of people of color.
Black History Month grew from “Negro Week” (through the efforts of Carter G. Woodson and other prominent Black folks) and has been recognized by every president since 1976.
The impact and influence that Blacks have had on literature, arts and entertainment is undeniable.
From poets, writers and authors such as: Maya Angelou, Richard Wright, Terry McMillan, Toni Morrison and Alice Walker; they have left an indelible mark on American culture. They have informed, inspired and enriched us.
As such, we at the Coffeehouse would like to pay tribute to Black History Month in gratitude and respect.
Happy Black History Month to all.