Langston Hughes knew & understood how powerful, impactful & important words are. The pen is much mightier than the sword & A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
I was raised learning “Black History” everyday. It wasn’t just a month for me. Thankfully God allowed me to be raised by and around grandparents, great-grandparents, great aunts, and godparents who were born and raised during the most difficult times of Black Oppression.
To have those conversations with people who were raised in the 1920’s, 30’s, 40′ and 50’s provided me with a different perspective than what the “history books” represented. I learned 1st hand just how hard it was to have an education, to have an opportunity to be somebody better, to vote, to move about this country as freely as I please, to say & do what I want when I want, to even be considered an American.
That’s why I take full advantage of every opportunity to create my own path. When there is no opportunity, make one! I know I’m a child of God & worthy of having it all!
I’M PROUD TO BE A BLACK WOMAN & WRITER!