July 20th, 2023
Celebrate Black Family Month with Us!
JULY IS BLACK FAMILY MONTH
Black Family Month was first recognized in 2006, it holds significant importance as it provides a dedicated time to recognize and celebrate the invaluable resilience, and strength of black families. It serves as a platform to highlight the unique experiences, challenges, and triumphs faced by black families and to foster a deeper understanding of their rich cultural heritage. Black Family Month encourages individuals and communities to come together in support and solidarity, promoting unity and empowerment within black families. It emphasizes the importance of education, health, and self-improvement, while also promoting intergenerational connections and the passing down of traditions and values. By investing in and inspiring the next generation, Black Family Month helps to build stronger families, strengthen communities, and contribute to the overall well-being and success of black individuals and families.
The African proverb, “It takes a village,” holds true to the spirit of the culture of the Black Family. It is the village that serves as a source of strength and encouragement for our families. The black family knows no single location. We are a collective black family. The bonds and connections between black individuals and families extend beyond individual households to encompass a broader sense of kinship and solidarity. By likening Africa and the diaspora to a large black family, it emphasizes the shared experiences, cultural ties, and historical connections that unite people of African descent, regardless of their specific family structures or geographical locations. What are your traditions and pastimes?
Ways to observe Black Family Month
• Cooking special family recipes
• Scrapbooking and genealogy tracing
• Playing music
• Movie night
• Going on a trip