Happy Black History Month, my people!!!
For many of us, it’s business as usual…doing what we do 24 / 7 / 365…in excellence.
For others, it’s a season of #Performance and #Profit. If the only time the history of the Black Diaspora is important to you is during the shortest month of the year…
Well, now is a good time for all of us to learn. Make the effort to research reputable sources and do your due diligence, as there are countless legitimate resources available.
A tip for entities who invite speakers into their spaces (which I trust you’ve done long before today for any engagements during this month): do not expect them to work for EXPOSURE. Respect the value of their expertise and compensate them accordingly.
The actual history of the Black Diaspora contradicts what we’ve all been taught…THAT and the well-documented atrocities coming to light is what much pushback is about.
Learn to ask questions to gain knowledge, not to prove a point or be right. That’s not conversation, that’s validation, and there’s no room for learning in that environment.
I encourage you to become or remain open-minded. If this made you feel some kinda way…sit with yourself to determine why…and then find a way to work through it.