It's Black History Month!
For countless generations, people of African and Caribbean descent have been shaping our world culture with energy, talent and dedication as business leaders, lawyers, academics, musicians, artists and many more. This year, we have seen the heroic effects of all frontline workers as doctors, nurses and medical professionals who have tirelessly supported all of us throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
There is much more work to be done to ensure that every person of every skin color, background and creed has the opportunity to succeed, and to stamp out discrimination and racism. At the same time though, we should also be giving due praise and recognition to all those who have played such an important role in helping to positively shape the world we live in.
It is a great shame that more people do not know about the many brave black service members who fought in the World Wars. From those grappling in the mud of the Western Front, to the valiant Caribbean pilots and aircrew in World War II, as well as the heroes who fought in places such as Burma, Guam, the Philippines and Wake Island.
We all need to be able to look at how we ensure society is more aware of the significant role people from different ethnic backgrounds have played in our history. We should use this Black History Month to celebrate not just the achievements of people today, but of all those who have shaped our world. Remember black history is all our history.
As a Black-owned entrepreneurial company, we would like to acknowledging Black history and highlight our favs.
In December 2019, a group of 15 Black medical students from Tulane University wore their white lab coats and posed in front of the Whitney Plantation in Louisiana.
We, as a people, need continue to make strides, change the future and make our ancestors proud. We need to continue to start and maintain businesses, invest in real estate, be apart of ground breaking research and STEM projects. It is our responsibility to continue to give our future leaders items to highlight during Black History Month.
What role will you play this month? How will you support and show recognition?
Here are some our favorite black owned companies and entrepreneurs:
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