One thing I love most about Black History Month is the stories I learn about the greatness of African Americans. I love learning about our triumphs, innovations, and other groundbreaking firsts. One other thing I love is that every day WE have a chance to live and create our own Black History. We ARE Black History. I am still ecstatic about the Inauguration in which we were all able to witness the swearing-in of Kamala Devi Harris, the First Female Vice President, the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, and the First African American and First Asian Vice President. Kamala Harris serves as the 49th Vice President of the United States in which we can encourage our sons and daughters that they too can be anything they desire to be, because, with hard work, dedication, and belief in yourself, all of our dreams could come true.
Kamala Harris was born October 20, 1964, to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father; a woman who was taught in her earliest childhood that the road to racial justice was long. Kamala Harris displayed leadership in her role as a former San Francisco district attorney then elected as the First Black woman to serve as California’s attorney general. “She was elected as a United States Senator in 2016 where she became only the second Black woman in the chamber’s history”(Donna Owens, NBC).
Who would have known that after all, we have been through as a country, that we would see a female Vice President sworn in to serve our country? The Inauguration of 2021 is a day I will never forget because watching this woman be sworn in as our Vice President of the USA gave me the courage to believe that I can be whatever I desire to be despite the culture. We must continue to allow our voices to be heard because Kamala Harris, VP has definitely broken barriers of sex and race.
We all have dreams that we are believing in, but we may have hit some setbacks. Our dreams can get buried under discouragement, past mistakes, rejection, failure, and negative voices. It’s easy for us to settle for mediocrity even when we have all this potential buried inside. Our dream may be buried, but it’s still alive. It’s never too late to see it come to pass.
The key to reaching our destiny is to remember our dreams.
What has God placed in your heart? You may think it is too late, it’s too big, or it’s not possible? Get your passion back because I have realized this last year that life is shorter than we think. We don’t know how much time we have on this earth, we need to get busy with God’s purpose more than our own idea of it.
I encourage you today, if you made a goal, commitment, resolution, or declaration that this was going to be the year you make your story matter, then make it matter. It is detrimental because tomorrow is not promised. Stir up your faith. God is going to resurrect what you thought was dead. You may have tried and failed, but dreams that you’ve given up on are going to suddenly come back to life. God has the final say. Therefore, you should act on your dreams and make them a reality…don’t WAIT another minute. Go!
We Are Black History In The Making
I AM Matters of the Heart