- Search for the hidden gems in your community by paying a visit to a local black-owned business.
- If you’re a music lover, diversify your playlist with the jewels of black artistry. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
- Listen to the bluesy songs of Ettta James and Ray Charles.
- Uplift your spirit with the angelic vocals of CeCe Winans.
- Hum along to the country tunes of Darius Rucker.
- Relax to the smooth sounds of Leslie Odom Jr. and Miles Davis.
- Kick back to the soulful harmonies of Jill Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, and H.E.R.
- Dance to the up-tempo masterpieces of Michael and Janet Jackson.
- Fall into nostalgia or experience something new vibing to the hip-hop tracks of artists spanning from Eric B. & Rakim to Lecrae.
(As you can tell, I’m definitely a music lover.)
- Watch a film about a black, historical figure or Binge watch a new series with a majority black cast. There’s even cool shows for the kiddos to watch, like the Netflix Series “Motown Magic.”
- Cozy up with hot tea and a warm blanket while reading an inspiring book from a black author. Upgrade your Must-Read list with favorites like Becoming by Michelle Obama, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and Make Room: Finding Where Faith Fits by Jonathan McReynolds.
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Happy Black History Month!