Black people built this country. Throughout history, Black leaders have turned the tides of our country, and every day we see examples of Black history makers who continue to do just that.
From the organizers who marched on the Ferguson frontline to save Black lives and sent a message that our lives matter. To government leaders who are working to transform our politics and enact legislation to address the harm that centuries of racist policies have caused. And, leaders like Cori — the first Black woman elected to represent Missouri in Congress — who are advocating for the bold, anti-racist policies St. Louis and communities like it need.
We know that Black history is being made day-in and day-out — and it deserves to be celebrated every single day.
Which is why, in the name of honoring Black history and celebrating Black joy, Cori and our team wants to hear from you:
What do you think of when you think of Black joy? What are your favorite books, movies, songs, artists, or businesses that help you celebrate Black joy?
Throughout the month we’ll share your recommendations and some of Cori’s favorite ways to celebrate Black joy. But in order to do so, we need to hear from you, Josephine!
So please, share how you celebrate Black joy here. Then, forward this email to three of your friends so they can share their recommendations with us, too.
Thanks for your help,