I Love Being Black
In 2015 President Obama awarded Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to Congress, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1972, Chisholm ran for the Democratic nomination, making history as the first African American from a major party to run for president. After Congress, Chisholm remained a lifelong advocate for minority education and employment. #BlackHistoryMonth
☥ The state of California was named after the mythical Black Queen Califia. According to the story, California was an island where only Black women lived. The women were the most powerful women in the world. When Cortez arrived in California, searching for this mythical queen, her influence on him was so severe, he paid tribute to this powerful Black Woman Queen Califia by naming the state after her. California literally means, “the land where Black women live."