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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Pen & Prosper Celebrates Black History Month


Welcome back, readers!
It's a pleasure (and a blessing) to have you here for another year of information, inspiration, and resources for writers.
I appreciate your readership, comments, and support.

Happy belated 2024!
As many of you are aware, February marks the national observance of Black History Month. A time to honor, highlight, reflect and remember the myriad contributions of people of color globally, for centuries.  

BHM evolved from “Negro History Week,” initiated by noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Every U.S. president, (since 1976) has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.
Being Black is not a pre-requisite for celebrating Black History.

1. Check out a movie at your local theatre that features Black themes, Black characters, or addresses Black social issues.
My recommendation: Bob Marley, ONE LOVE or American Fiction 

2. Visit your local library and find a book of poetry or novel written by a Black author. Read and embrace it. Expand your horizons.
My recommendation: Toni Morrison or Jill Scott

3. Become familiar with a different/delicious cuisine, courtesy of a soul food restaurant near you. Or explore the array of mouth-watering recipes offered by talented online chefs and home cooks. Bon Appetit!
My recommendation: Divas Can Cook!

4. Update your playlist for 2024. Listen to and enjoy some great music provided by the "Motown Sound" or the numerous hot singers and musicians on the entertainment scene. 
My recommendation: John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Tems, H.E.R.

Become enriched.
For more information and suggestions for BHM activities, visit

Thanks for reading.

Image credits: Pixabay.com 
Black History Month website

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