5 Reasons You Should Celebrate Black History Month

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  1. WIlliam Flowers says:

    Amen!! We should Have America Month and Honor all Americans and their contributions That makes This Country The Greatest Country Country and most Blessed on The Face of This Earth Giving God The Glory in The Mighty Name of Jesus Amen🙏🏾

    1. Jay says:

      We do not need an America Month. We have an America Year. Each and every year is America year. By the way, when you say “the Greatest Country”, what criteria are you using? Do you equate ‘Greatness’ with ‘Power’? Is that your standard? Wealth? Is that your “Greatness”? Exactly what are you talking about?

      If you were to use your weighing scale alongside Jesus using His would they balance the same?

  2. Gavin says:

    I love it when there is no other month BUT black history month ok fair Josh so really ask yourself is every other month just to celebrate whites wake up call it’s not

  3. Jessica Biel says:

    The whole February is the month to focus on the historical achievements of black people. Black History Month is celebrated each year and it has an impact to this country. Its not a month to create difference with the people in terms of looks. Encourage each other, as everyone is contributing.

  4. Kyra says:

    This is very very helpful in writing an essay only one para but it is very helpful for my short essay! thank you!

  5. Monique says:

    @Rajun Cajun Most of human history is not “Christian”, so its not important anymore? If so then I need to quite my day job because their is not use of me teaching any history that’s not Christian. But my God is sovereign , so all of history is His. I’ve taken classes on Latin American Anthropology and History. Was I wrong because it wasn’t all focused on gospel music and the bible and just on one group alone? Am I wrong to teach about the Islamic Empire because they are not Christian focused? Why is it wrong to learn about all kinds of people and ways of thinking. Wouldn’t it make you a better witness of the gospel? I just don’t see it the way you do.

  6. Monique says:

    @CHRIS There is a Hispanic Heritage month and Native American Heritage Month and an Asian American Heritage Month as well as Pacific Islander heritage month. My college celebrated them all.

  7. Rajun Cajun says:

    I don’t know exactly how I feel about this. Being black, raised in “black” culture, and having graduated from a HBCU I was saturated with black history. However, as I have grown in Christ I no longer think it is appropriate for me to celebrate black history month. My main reason is because a large majority of the individuals that are celebrated are not Christians and it is very hard for me to honor children of the Devil. Furthermore, the black history celebrations by and large are not Gospel (i.e. the Bible not gospel music) centered. They are mostly focused on the same annual reflections of where the black community is, has come from, and where we’re going. They are mostly behavior oriented versus heart oriented. The problem in our community and the human race at large is a sin/heart issue. Until we address that it always be “Lift Every Voice and Sing” vs. “How Great Tho’ Art”.

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  9. Chris says:

    why don’t we have a hispanic month a asian month a white month or a native American month why only celebrate one race?

    1. Joshua says:

      Black culture, is not African culture, is an uniquely American occurrence. We don’t have African history month. We should have a Native American month, maybe even a Hispanic month. We have White history month every month. Come on Chris…

  10. rewan says:

    hi. no offence, but whats with the “Why Christians Should Celebrate Black History Month” thing? I mean people can be black and Christian right!? just clear this up for me pleasee

  11. rewan says:

    hi. no offence, but whats with the “Why Christians Should Celebrate Black History Month” thing? I mean people can be black and Christian right!? just clear this up for me please

  12. Lisa Fogelman says:

    I agree that we should educate ourselves with every nation and culture so we can learn our differences and appreciate each other for the uniqueness God created in all of us. I am a white female that was raised in white suburbia and I think I have missed a lot. Friendships and relationships that I did not have with people different from me. I am reading your blog, and Natasha Robinson’s blog to find out what black Americans think and feel living in America. I prayed to God for many years that I would love people like Jesus loves people. He has been answering this prayer for the last three years and part of that is to learn more about people different than me in race, culture and nationality. I want to make friends with black ladies not for a project but just because I know I have been missing out on relationships in the body of Christ. I hope I don’t sound hokey. I just want to be able love like Jesus so his name would be glorified. So his kingdom will grow, so people see him and not me.

    1. Jemar Tisby says:


      Your words are much appreciated. We hope RAAN produces content not just for African Americans but for people of any race and nationality who, like you, desire to learn more about brothers and sisters who differ from them.

      Thanks for reading, and let others who may be curious know what you’ve discovered!

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