Black History Month 2023 : Black Resistance
What we know as Black History month, was started in 1926 as Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson. Celebrations and acknowledgments were held in the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Fredrick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. By the 1960’s, the week had morphed into Black History month and in 1976 President Gerald Ford officially recognized February as an “opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.
The theme for Black History Month 2023 is Resistance.
Black History Month 2023 - Romance and Love
The Neighbor Favor by Kristina Forest
A shy bookworm enlists her charming neighbor to help her score a date, not knowing he’s the obscure author she’s been corresponding with. Lily dreams of becoming a children’s books editor. She finds escapism in her correspondences with her favorite fantasy author, and what begins as two lonely people connecting over email turns into a tentative friendship and possibly something else.
7 Days in June by Tia Williams
Eva Mercy is a single mom and bestselling erotica writer who is feeling pressed from all sides. Shane Hall is a reclusive, enigmatic, award-winning novelist, who, to everyone’s surprise, shows up in New York.
Love and Justice, A Story of Triumph on Two Different Courts by Maya Moore
Arrested for a crime he did not commit, Jonathon met Maya Moore through a prison ministry program. Maya, one of the top women’s basketball players in collegiate history, developed a close bond with him, eventually stepping away from her career to help Jonathon with his final appeal. In March 2020, his conviction was overturned by a state judge in Jefferson City, Mo.
This memoir explores faith, justice, and connection and will inspire activism in others.