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BLK History Month By Nikki Giovanni: Reading and Meditation

February 1, 2021  • Brianna Curran

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Meditation

Just as the wind must carry seeds to drop them on fertile ground, so too must we lift up the voices of the oppressed and work together to ensure fertile ground in which to grow. On the first day of Black History Month, Nikki Giovanni paints a picture of blossoming seeds to describe the ideals of the month that must translate into the values we hold day after day. Who are you celebrating today, and throughout the month? How might you ensure your celebrations continue well beyond the confines of a single month? When you reach fertile ground and feel the warmth of the sun’s kiss, what will bloom within you? How does it feel to hear the ever-so simple but profound phrase, “You’re As Good As Anybody Else/You’ve Got A Place Here, Too”?

Brianna Curran

Washington, DC 

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