By Jueseppi B.
I’ll answer that unasked question up front: Black History Month is only necessary because racist caucasian America, which controls the state level legislatures, has deemed it necessary to erase Black contributions from the fabric of American history.
Some southern states have started drives to erase all mention of slavery. Other states have decided to rewrite American history books to minimize contributions made by Black Americans. America’s classroom curriculum has been designed to maximize the factual truth about our past history and replace those facts & truths with a “white” washed misinformation campaign.
Lastly, we have Black Americans, such as Mr. Morgan Freeman, among others, who call for a move to abolish Black History Month based on their belief that a month of Black History is unnecessary if we teach Black History EVERY month.
That is the problem Morgan….racist caucasians can NOT be trusted to teach factual Black History.
For those who say there is no Jewish Black History Month, or no Native American History Month…..Why Not?
Celebrating Black History Month is practiced daily in Black households all across this globe, not just in America. Until there is no racist efforts to remove contributions by Black America in our American History…..this month of 28 days where Black American efforts to move America forward are highlighted…. will be necessary.
To Start Off Black History Month, I present some Black History in the making:
As William “Mo” Cowan spoke at the news conference, seated at left were his wife, Stacy, and his sons Miles, 8, and Grant, 4.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has picked William “Mo” Cowan, his former chief of staff, to serve as the state’s interim US senator until the successor to John F. Kerry is chosen by the voters in a June 25 special election.
“He has been a valued ally to me and our work on behalf of the people of the Commonwealth,” Patrick said at a news conference. “In every step, he has brought preparation, perspective, wisdom, sound judgment, and clarity of purpose.”
Cowan said he was “honored and humbled” to get the temporary post, which will make him the first African-American to represent Massachusetts in the Senate since Edward Brooke held the seat as a Republican from 1966 to 1978.
He said he would “go to work every day with the needs and aspirations” of Massachusetts residents on his mind and would push for jobs, education, and affordable, high-quality health care.
Addressing the governor, he said, “You and the Commonwealth should be assured that I now go to the nation’s capital ever mindful of what matters to the people of Massachusetts.”
Read the rest of the story at Boston.com.
Cowan is a graduate of Duke and Northeastern University. | AP Photo
By BREANNA EDWARDS
His name has been ringing in political ears since Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick selected him Wednesday to fill soon-to-be Secretary of State John Kerry’s Senate seat. But who exactly is William “Mo” Cowan? Here are 10 facts that you need to know about Massachusetts’s interim U.S. senator.
1. Cowan is close to the governor. He served as Patrick’s legal counsel when he was hired in 2009, before being promoted a year later to chief of staff. He stepped down from the position this month, announcing his intention to leave late last year. However, he was still a senior adviser to Patrick.
2. The 43-year-old will be the second African-American to ever serve Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate. His predecessor was Edward Brooke, who served 1967-1979 and was the first African-American elected to Senate by popular vote.
3. Cowan has no prior elected government experience at all. However, he is active in his community, serving on several local school boards.
4. When Gov. Mitt Romney was being criticized for the lack of diversity in appointing judges, Cowan helped the Republican find minority lawyers to fill the positions. He aided Middlesex District Attorney Gerard T. Leone Jr. in similar appointments and is also credited with helping to attract more black lawyers to the prominent law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo.
5. At the law firm, Cowan gave etiquette lessons to summer associates. He was a partner at the law firm from 1997 to 2009.
6. Cowan is married and has two young sons. His wife, Stacy, is also a lawyer.
7. He originally wanted to become a doctor, before taking freshman chemistry at Duke University in Durham, N.C. He was the first person from his high school to attend the university.
8. After Cowan graduated from Duke, he moved to Boston to attend Northeastern Law University Law School in the early 1990s.
9. As a lawyer he practiced civil litigation, where he was chairman of the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance and Counseling practice group, according to his LinkedIn account.
10. Cowan, the son of a machinist and a seamstress, is originally from Yadkinville, N.C., which was segregated during his boyhood. He witnessed Ku Klux Klan activities.
Black History Month has started off with a very historical bang.
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