I’m Black and I’m Proud – the musical lyrics of a song well known by most African Americans. Today I honor Black History Month by affirming that I am black and I’m proud of my heritage and culture.

Negative and divisive politics have divided the nation and pitted Americans against each other based on our national origin, skin color, sexual preferences, and many other differences. I urge all of us to honor and respect our differences. America is great because of diversity.

Let’s all be proud Americans. Let’s acknowledge that we have differences and that our preferences and beliefs do not mean that we are BETTER than another – it just means that we are DIFFERENT and different means DIVERSE.

Let’s work together to ensure that America remains a melting pot of cultures, beliefs, religions, races, and people supporting equality for all!

Published by Dr. Rochelle Webb

Woman-owned, minority-owned, small business entrepreneur who provides executive coaching, leadership development and training, and business consulting.

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