Black History Month 2019 in the United States of America began on Friday, February 1 and ends on Thursday, February 28.
Further down on the page I have included a lot of good sources as far as the massive amounts of influential people and organizations that make up our current and past black history, but this year I want to talk about “black abortion”, because as of today there have been 18,307,423+ black abortions. Can you imagine how many of those lives may have been like Martin Luther King, a future 2nd black President, the next Michael Jackson or Prince, a doctor that saved so many lives or came up with a new medical procedure, a honest political figure that helped instead of ignoring or destroying the education, living conditions, employment numbers, black homeowner rates, etc.?
According to World Magazine “Abortion still devastates the African-American community at an alarming and disproportionate rate, but black pro-life activists are fighting for lives.”
In New York City, hundreds more black babies died from abortion than were born alive in 2016. In years past, that number has been in the thousands.
Pro-abortion groups reject the idea of abortion as a form of racism, but pro-life advocates have noted a high percentage of Planned Parenthood centers operate within walking distance of black or Hispanic communities.
Although people automatically think “Republican” when it comes to pro-life, there are very active Democrat Pro-Life Groups. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about Democrat Officials. According to Slate, “Shortly after the anti-abortion group Democrats for Life of America was founded in the late 1990s, its website listed more than 40 members of Congress it had identified as pro-life. Times have changed. In 2018, Democrats for Life found only seven candidates, which actually dwindled down to 6 to endorse in both chambers of Congress combined.
As the Millennial generation tends to be more active and is moving more and more toward pro-life (having their own pro-life groups), young people like Caleb Hanna, a West Virginia State University student who at 19 became the youngest African American to be elected to a state legislature in November 2018. Caleb is a pro-life Christian who won on a Platform of “God, Guns, and Babies“
Abortion is the leading cause of death in the African American community. The fact is that more African American babies have been killed by abortion during the past 36 years of legalized abortion than the total number of African American deaths from all other causes combined. To learn more, please Click Here!
According to ASALH, “When Carter G. Woodson established Negro History week in 1926, he realized the importance of providing a theme to focus the attention of the public. The intention has never been to dictate or limit the exploration of the Black experience, but to bring to the public’s attention important developments that merit emphasis.” As time progressed, so did the idea that one week was not enough time to honor all the contributions made by the black community, so since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.
“For those interested in the study of identity and ideology, an exploration of ASALH’s Black History themes is itself instructive. Over the years, the themes reflect changes in how people of African descent in the United States have viewed themselves, the influence of social movements on racial ideologies, and the aspirations of the black community……”