10 Ways To Learn As Much As You Can About Black History Month

10 Ways To Learn As Much As You Can About Black History Month

Make the most of Black History Month and what it's meant for

Happy February! And Happy Black History Month. Don’t be that person who just retweets posts about MLK and Malcolm X. While they were prominent Black leaders, they were not the only ones. This month, you should become more well-versed in Black history. Here is how.

1. Learn about someone new every day

Instead of focusing on the most popular leaders, try to find some you’ve never heard of before.

2. Go to events on campus

There will be events all month about Black History, most likely hosted by predominately Black organizations on campus. Don’t feel like you are unwelcome if you are not Black! Those spaces are open to everyone and it will be an amazing learning experience

3. Do your own research about Black historical movements

You will find out about some through your research on other leaders but I think it is equally as important to learn about these different movements and their significance to society.

4. Read an autobiography of an important Black figure

There are many to choose from and their stories will be worth the read

5. Focus on current leaders

Learn about people currently working for the betterment of Black people. Even the less popular ones

6. Encourage friends and family to learn too!

It’s beneficial knowledge for everyone and you guys can learn together

7. Focus on more than political leaders

There were leaders outside of politics. Make sure to look at inventors for example and Black people in entertainment to see how they paved ways for the people of today

8. Factor in intersectionality

Black men are the most to be recognized during Black history month but there are plenty Black women and people in the LGBTQ community that people rarely heard of, Marsha P. Johnson is a good example.

9. Share your findings on social media

If you find something interesting don’t be afraid to share your findings and engage your followers

10. Finally, keep yourself aware of issues Black people face

There’s still much to learn about Black history, don’t stop when our month is over

I hope you listen to these to tips and learn as much as you can. Happy Black History Month!

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10 Bible Verses For Thanksgiving

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The Thanksgiving season is a time we spend with our loved ones giving thanks for the blessings we are given. Here are 20 Bible verses that remind us of what Thanksgiving is all about:

1) 1 Chronicles 16:34

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

2) Colossians 3:15-17

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

3) Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

4) Psalm 30:12

That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

5) Isaiah 12:4-5

And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.

6) Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.

7) Jonah 2:9

But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will pay Salvation is from the Lord."

8) 1 Timothy 4:4-5

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

9) Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

10) Psalm 100:4

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name.

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Being Thankful When You Don't Think You Have Anything To Be Thankful For

Sometimes it's hard to see what we really have.


Thanksgiving is the season where everyone gathers together with family and friends to celebrate what they have.

However, sometimes we don't always feel like being thankful. Every day we are faced with an ever-changing world filled with violence, illness, trauma, and unhappiness.

It's hard sometimes to remember what we have to be thankful about when we constantly face things we aren't thankful for.

It's important to stay positive and remember what you do have to be thankful for. Instead of thinking about all the bad in the world, think about the good.

Stop worrying about rising tensions between countries, death, and other things out of your immediate control.

Be thankful for what you do have. Be thankful that you and your family are healthy. You have a home. You had a warm meal today. You have the opportunity to get an education. You saw your friends today. You had enough money to cover your grocery bill.

If you have to, start by thinking small. Be happy about the little things in life. Someone held the door for you or they complimented your outfit. Maybe you saw a really cute dog and that made your day.

This Thanksgiving and entire holiday season, remember what you do have and be thankful.

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