The Love Central - How to Celebrate Black History Month with your Non-Black Partner
How to Celebrate Black History Month with your Non-Black Partner

How to Celebrate Black History Month with your Non-Black Partner

Supporting Black businesses helps create jobs, wealth, and opportunities for Black communities.
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February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of blacks to the world. In this article, we will explore some tips and ideas on how to celebrate Black History Month with your non-Black partner

Black History Month is a celebration of the legacy, resilience, and brilliance of Black people across time and space. It is also an opportunity to learn and share the wealth and diversity of Black culture, history, and viewpoints. 

If you are in a relationship that bridges racial boundaries, you may seek ways to honor Black History Month with your non-Black partner in a way that is respectful and significant. 

Here are some suggestions and inspirations to guide you.

The Love Central - How to Celebrate Black History Month with your Non-Black Partner
You may seek ways to honor Black History Month with your non Black partner <em>Image source Freepik<em>

Learn together

One of the best ways to celebrate Black History Month is to learn more about the history, culture, and issues that affect Black people in the United States and around the world. 

You can do this by reading books, watching documentaries, listening to podcasts, or attending online or in-person events that feature Black voices and stories. Some examples of resources you can check out are:

  • The 1619 Project, is a multimedia initiative by The New York Times Magazine that explores the legacy of slavery and its impact on American society.
  • 13th, a documentary by Ava DuVernay that examines the connection between mass incarceration and racial inequality.
  • Code Switch is a podcast by NPR that tackles the intersection of race, culture, and identity.
  • Black History Month Virtual Festival is a series of online events hosted by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the organization that founded Black History Month.

Support Black causes and businesses

Another way to celebrate Black History Month is to support the causes and businesses that uplift and empower Black people. 

You can do this by donating to organizations that fight for racial justice, such as Black Lives Matter, NAACP, or Color of Change. You can also sign petitions, contact your representatives, or join protests and rallies that demand change and accountability.

You can also support Black businesses by buying their products or services, leaving positive reviews, or spreading the word about them. Supporting Black businesses helps create jobs, wealth, and opportunities for Black communities. Some examples of Black businesses you can support are:

  • The Lip Bar is a vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics brand founded by Melissa Butler.
  • BLK & Bold is a specialty coffee and tea company founded by Pernell Cezar and Rod Johnson.
  • CURLS is a natural hair care line founded by Mahisha Dellinger.
  • Harlem Chocolate Factory, a chocolate shop that celebrates the culture and history of Harlem, was founded by Jessica Spaulding.

Have fun and be creative

Finally, you can celebrate Black History Month by having fun and being creative with your partner. You can enjoy the arts and entertainment that showcase Black talent and creativity, such as music, movies, shows, or games. 

You can also try new cuisines or recipes that reflect the diversity and richness of Black culture, such as soul food, Caribbean food, or African food. You can also express your creativity by making art, writing, or performing that honors Black history and culture.

The Love Central - How to Celebrate Black History Month with your Non-Black Partner
You can enjoy the arts and entertainment that showcase Black talent and creativity Image source Freepik

Some examples of arts and entertainment you can enjoy are:

  • Black Is King, a visual album by BeyoncĂ© that reimagines the story of The Lion King with African themes and aesthetics.
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, a film adaptation of August Wilson’s play depicts the tensions and conflicts among a group of Black musicians in 1920s Chicago.
  • The Hate U Give is a novel by Angie Thomas that follows the life of a Black teenage girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of her friend by a police officer.
  • Black Card Revoked, is a card game that tests your knowledge of Black culture and history with humorous and provocative questions.

Conclusion: How to Celebrate Black History Month with your Non-Black Partner

These are just some of the ways you can celebrate Black History Month with your non-Black partner. The most important thing is to be respectful, open-minded, and sincere in your celebration. 

Remember that Black History Month is not only about the past but also about the present and the future. By celebrating Black History Month, you are not only honoring Black people but also enriching your relationship and understanding of the world.

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