Today is February 1st 2016 and it marks the beginning of Black History Month.
As one of the most diverse countries on earth, America continues to celebrate the history of Black Americans during the month of February. Despite our storied past, and great strides towards inclusion, there are still many barriers that separate us. What initially started as a week in 1926, this celebration was officially recognized as a month-long event by the government in 1976. Some consider Black History Month as an antiquated event yet they fail to realize that this is a time not only for Black Americans but a time for all to celebrate the rich backgrounds of all. Today, I’m honoring an individual who certainly embraced all during her time on this planet. That individual is Maya Angelou who was born on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis MO and died on May 28, 2014 in Winston Salem NC. Maya Angelou was definitely a