Black History Month is often understood as a time to celebrate our accomplishments, triumphs and past. But what about the struggles? The battles we're still fighting? The trauma? The future challenges we will surely face?
When I thought about what Black History Month meant to GLOSSRAGS two years ago, I dwelled on the notion of fighting against amnesia. We're guilty of forgetting. Of choosing to celebrate the "feel goods" rather than feel the gravity of what it did & does mean to be Black in this America.
This February, I challenge you to fight.
Trayvon Martin would've been 22 on February 5th. He was killed nearly five years ago on February 26, 2012.
Jordan Davis could've been celebrating his 22nd birthday on February 16th.
Instead, we memorialize their names & the names of far too many other brothers & sisters on The And Counting Collection.
I pray for the day these tees no longer need to be a part of our reality but until then, let's push. Let's remind each other & whoever else that we've got work to do, and that there can be no true celebration if we refuse to keep fighting.
On the strength, with love--