Black History Month 2019 is here! This is an initiative that originally started in the United States and Canada and then trickled down to the UK and Ireland.
It is said Black History Month is a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.
An important name to remember during Black History Month is a guy called “Carter G. Woodson, who played a important part of establishing Black History Month during the 1926. Woodson alongside the “Association for the Study of Negro Life and History”. He went on to stress that the teaching of black history was essential to ensure the physical and intellectual survival of the race within broader society…
“If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.”
So in other words if the history of acertain race of people is forgotten that is one way of exterminating that race… Strong words ait it but there is an element of Truth…
Another thing to keep in mind is what History is being taught ? His-Story or the real history. For a long time I always asked questions in regards to what my history was. Not even my parents knew! The only thing I could link Black History to was Slavery and nothing more. Then the whole Egyptian thing started a trend and we started thinking we were the Race that built Pyramids. We may have had a hand in building them but were we the Architects or the Slaves building these amazing Pyramids. And what Gods were we worshipping and meant to be worshipping?
I won’t get in to Religion but I feel it is important to know your history in order for you to know your future.
So for Black History Month “Urban Glam Life UK” will be giving away a FREE copy of the controversial book “Hebrews to Negroes” which goes some length to revealing some of the hidden and forgotten truths of Black History.
To win a copy of this book simply keep your eyes peeled on any upcoming events we will be supporting during the month October 2019. At this event we will be holding a FREE raffle and one lucky winner will be able to pick up a copy of this while in attendance. Any event is likely to be based in Leeds so please make your travel arrangements if you want to be part of this enlightening and educational experience.
Would you like to be part of monthly discussion group ? Would you like to meet like minded people who have a thirst for knowledge and want to have a positive impact in their community. Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
EVERY FRIDAY – BLACK AWARENESS
Every other Friday we will be focusing our blogs on bringing you some information on Black History. A lot of us are consumed by entertainment and many of us forget that Entertainment is not reality or a 24/7 lifestyle. So although a predominant of our work is based on Entertainment and Digital Media we will try our best to raise awareness and contribute something positive to the Black & Urban community. Watch this space!
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