From the moment we spoke the words, “no justice, no peace” we knew that a cultural and iconic revolution had begun. The calls for racial justice over the last 36 months prove that we, as a people of color, still have a long way to go. But change is happening, just look around. There is excellence emerging in communities of color throughout the nation.
We see black-owned businesses such as Ellis Isle Tea growing their customer base. We see companies such as CurlMix creating marketing campaigns tailored for people of color. We see more black faces on television and in film. We see excellence!
Achieving excellence isn’t always easy. The road is often paved with barriers and obstacles, failure and frustration. Nobel Poet Laureate Maya Angelou spoke of it in her quintessential poem, “Still I Rise”:
“Out of huts of history’s shame
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear the tide.”
Black excellence reinforces the “can do” spirit in every person of color. It lifts up our contributions to community and family, it creates a legacy for future generations. It tells the world that we are here and Black Lives Matter, Black Voices Matter and when we rise we create, Black Excellence.
This small token of remembrance celebrates you, celebrates the journey, and celebrates our Black Excellence.
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