Black History Month: SheRoes and Queens

I have so much to say about Black History Month, I honestly don’t know where to begin. Some of the following are my own thoughts, but some are also images/memes from other sources that sum up what’s in my heart more than I can ever say.

This February, I encourage everyone to learn as much as they can about the amazing, untold stories of Black Americans who have changed history. These stories are filled with struggle and suffering, but also priceless advice from the people who have been there. Black history did not begin with slavery and does not end with the Civil Rights Movement.

This discovery during the next 30 days SHOULD NOT end as soon as the calendar flips to March. Please continue to expand your knowledge, and your children’s knowledge, for the year and beyond.

We were Kings and Queens for centuries. Entrepreneurs. Mothers. Fathers. Warriors. Didn’t start with slavery. Won’t end with slavery. #BlackHistoryMonth

Found on Facebook. This is life. This is everything.

Image: A screenshot of an article by McKenzie Jean-Philippe that headline reads “125 Black-Owned Bookstores in America That Amplify the Best in Literature” with a graphic of a map of the United States

SheRoes and Queens Among Us

Stacey Abrams

Photo Source: MSN News
“Abrams gained national attention when she ran for governor of Georgia in 2018, ultimately losing to Republican Brian Kemp by a margin of less than two percentage points. Exposing voter suppression in her state was a cornerstone of her campaign. After losing the gubernatorial race, Abrams launched Fair Fight Action, a voter education campaign that took the fight against voter suppression across the country.”

Rosa Parks
Rosa parks
“The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” ~RP 
Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman: We’re living in an important moment in Black art because we’re living in an important moment in Black life.

“I’m learning that I am not lightning that strikes once. I am the hurricane that comes every single year, and you can expect to see me again soon”

A must read for so many reasons.

Posted by Make A Way Media on Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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Not everyone is comfortable with calling their Senators, posting on social media, or calling out racism when they see it. Getting diverse books into the hands of children is an important and necessary way to make a difference. Series like Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess prove that Black and Brown characters can be the stars in stories about hope and dreams.
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About Deedee Cummings

As a therapist, attorney, author, and CEO of Make A Way Media, Deedee Cummings has a passion for making the world a better place. All ten of Cummings’ diverse picture, poetry, and workbooks for kids reflect her professional knowledge and love of life. Colorful and vibrant, her children’s books are not only fun for kids and adults to read, they also work to teach coping skills, reinforce the universal message of love, encourage mindfulness, and facilitate inclusion for all. Cummings has spent more than two decades working within the family therapy and support field and much of her writing shares her experiences of working with kids in therapeutic foster care. As a result, her catalogs of published books for kids are filled with positive, hopeful messages. Using therapeutic techniques in her stories to teach coping skills, Cummings also strives to lessen the stigma that some people feel when it comes to receiving mental health assistance.
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