Black History Month 2021

The FIrst Black-Asian Female Vice President of the United States of American has spent her first Black History Month in the White House.

The vast majority of American women are celebrating the first woman VP and the Black community at large is also celebrating this Vice President.

As I sit here and watch the Vice President speak to us on Politics Nation, I am proud to have been a part of making history by casting my vote for the Biden/Harris presidency.

Vice President Harris is a great representation of what young girls of all ethnicities that include young girls of color can look at and see themselves with the opportunity to soar to unlimited heights because the glass ceiling has been broken.

At the closing of this Black History Month, I would like to admonish young people of color to continue to celebrate their history.  Continue to remember those who came before you and helped to pave the way for President Barack Obama and Vice President Kamala Harris to achieve their positions in government.

There is nothing that people of color cannot achieve.  NOTHING!

I'm reminded of a tweet I saw today of a teacher telling her class that Breonna Taylor was responsible for her own death. Of course, this was not true in any form.

These types of comments made by white teachers are as old as time.  There are teachers that have consistently told our black and brown students that they should not aspire to be President.  They should maybe be a football or basketball player.

I am incensed at the gall of teachers crushing our young black and brown students' dreams.

So, in the spirit of Black History Month, I am singing...

Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the listening skies
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on till victory is won

Yanna

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