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Ask Dangerous Lee: Do you think Black History Month is necessary?

Q: Do you think Black History Month is necessary?

Eric S.

Chicago, IL

A: Of course it is. I am always baffled by this question and by those, especially Black people, that think we have come far enough to ignore our history. Yes, Black history is American history, but so much of our history is not included in American history books. And, yes we should celebrate Black history all year long, but we don’t celebrate anything all year long. As a Black American, I think I uphold Black history by working my way to being a successful business person.

The problem I have with celebrating Black history is that we only seem to focus on people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. There are many present day under the radar figures that should be celebrated during Black History Month, and during February I make sure to highlight many of them at DangerousLee.Biz.

Celebrating Black history is a beautiful thing, so I think those that are against it are trying to assimilate which is something that I can only SMH about. Also, we must further educate ourselves to learn that in March we celebrate Irish-American Heritage as well as Women’s History. Should Irish Americans and women not be celebrated? Regardless of your answer, both will have their time to shine at DangerousLee.Biz.

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About Leigh Langston

I am the artist behind the Dangerous Lee Network. I create social media marketing campaigns for artists and creative entrepreneurs. In 2013, The Dangerous Lee Network ranked in the top 11,000 websites in the U.S. according to Alexa. That same year the network received 3 million views. Content from the network has been featured on The TODAY Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda, has been nominated for four Black Weblog Awards and selected as a Top Fashion Blog to follow in 2013 and 2014. I am also the author of the Amazon best selling safe sex erotica anthology, "Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down" and an eBook on the affects of colorism, The Half Series: When Black People Look White.

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