Celebrate 2021 Black History Month: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Protests in 2020

"Black Lives Matter" has been a crying rally for racial justice in America for a few years. The theme has been important especially since 2020, with so many  stories and graphic scenes of Black people being killed, being exposed to the public, thanks to the social media and the advances in technology.  It is a theme to reflect on during the Black History Month of 2021.

During the Black History Month, America, the Blacks in America and concerned people around the World pay  tribute to Black figures, activists, politicians, and unsung heroes and heroines for the role they played in the U.S. history and their contributions to building the United States of America.

"Black Lives Matter" cry is now even more impactful, especially in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic that has already killed, as of the beginning of the beginning of February, 2021, 430,000 people, with  Black Americans disproportionately impacted, and the increasing racial extremism as highlighed by the January 6, 2021 riots at the U.S. Capitol, with Confederate flags . The importance of the "Black LIves Matter" movement  at this time can be captured in the recent poem by Amanda Gorman (see AfroAmerica Network: ), in these lines:

"For while we have our eyes on the future
history has its eyes on us
This is the era of just redemption
We feared at its inception"
"Now we assert
How could catastrophe possibly prevail over us?
We will not march back to what was
but move to what shall be"
"For there is always light,
if only we're brave enough to see it
If only we're brave enough to be it"

- Amanda Gorman

 @AfroAmerica Network, 2021.