Black History Month Continued . . .

Happy Monday, All!

And, in spite of a comment from one of the Giants players, which I think was meant with respect or perhaps “ignorance” of the Native Americans regarding The University of Chief Illini, congrats to the New York Giants aka “The G-Men”! In these days and times, with so much competition in sports as well as a need to be politically correct, I congratulate BOTH teams for making it into the Super Bowl. It was a fantastic game, yet one team has to win … consequently the other team loses.

As we continue to move forward through Black History Month, may we continue to acknowledge the contributions of African Americans as much of it has been omitted or not properly represented in the school systems history books. That doesn’t mean that we can not be “upgraded” in terms of our knowledge and, perhaps, appreciation of the contributions of African Americans, formerly known as “The Negro”.

Tomorrow, I will be doing a presentation on “Black History” at the Lauderhill, FL location for the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. I am excited to see Mr. Eric Louis, the director for the center, and, word on the “street” has it, the youngest director ever, and an African American, of a center of the BGCBC.

May we get this week off to a great start.

“Behind an able man there are always other able men.” – Chinese Proverb

Today, I pray for help in learning how to share my strength and to appreciate the strength of others. (TOUCHSTONES February 6th)

Peace,

John I. Cook, Director

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