Today instead of highlighting the accomplishments of just one individual, let us consider Black History itself, its progress and the future of black history. Throughout our history, African-Americans have made many contributions, and some very significant ones at that. Yet, somehow I feel that that there was more productivity, in terms of contributions made, when the liberties we now take for granted were the goal. Somehow we have become distracted with all the addictive technologies that we slave to acquire. We have so much untapped talent that needs to be exposed. Yet with the tremendous potential we harbor we procrastinate instead of being proactive. Many want to be millionaires as a life dream but when that becomes a reality, it’s like now what? Well, become a billionaire of course. It seems as though our life long dream was to have an African-American president. That dream has become a reality and is already a part of our history. I ask you, now what?
There is a time to work and there is a time to rest. We must not only look back on our history this month but we must also look forward at our future. Black history month therefore is not only to be proud of what we have done but to also plan what we will do with the inspiration we have derived. We are sitting on a gold mine when gold is in demand and fetches a nice price. “To whom much is given much is required.”- The Creator.
Let us publish our books, produce our screenplays, launch our small businesses, revolutionize our industries, increase the effectiveness of our operations and get back on track with the quality or our contributions. Those individuals whom we celebrated throughout this month have set a high standard for us to uphold, and dare I say raise. Those worthy of mention have merely opened the door for us as a people, but we as a people need to go through the door and grasp all the opportunities that there abound. Let us stop eating the lotus flower. I encourage and thank all of you who are sacrificing your own pleasure and entertainment to consistently contemplate your responsibilities, concentrate on your goals and cultivate your skill set in order to deliver a superior product.
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