By: Kayla McDonald
Since the 1970s, the month of February has been focused on celebrating the Black community. Black History Month is celebrated across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and Netherlands by highlighting the rich culture, history, talents and contributions that African Americans have made to society.
As a woman of color, I am proud to offer you eighteen ideas for celebrating Black history this year.
Here are 18 ways you can celebrate Black History Month:
- Make a purchase at a Black-owned business or organization
- Teach African American students about vocational careers
- Highlight the past or present accomplishments of Black team members
- Attend or host a Black culture event in your community
- Share this article on social media
- Read a biography of an influential Black figure
- Call out racism and prejudice in your community
- Study the African Diaspora
- Learn more about a Black author
- Volunteer to help support a social cause for the Black community
- Donate to an Historically Black College or University
- Introduce an emerging leader in the Black community to your audience
- Learn about an unsung hero of Black history
- Discuss what you’ve learned about Black history with your loved ones
- Encourage healthy conversations about Black history in the workplace
- Visit a Black History or Civil Rights Museum in your local area
- Support a Black creative (artist, poet, local musician, etc.)
- Trace the history of various industries and discuss how it impacts today’s society
In summary there are many ways to celebrate Black History Month for people of all race & ethnic backgrounds. Keep in mind, you can continue acknowledging this tradition year round! We know this article may seem off topic from our blog posts but volunteering your time doing the ideas above could be a helpful strategy during your job search. If you’re not familiar with Opinion Profit Club it’s an online career resource that helps you find remote work in the Gig Economy. Checkout our blog to discover over 100 legit ways to earn money from home!