February Reading List: Our Top Black History Month Posts

February Reading List: Our Top Black History Month Posts

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Over the years, we’ve shared Black History Month posts to help you connect meaningfully to the stories that have helped shape our collective and the experiences of our Black community members.

And with the announcement of 2022’s theme of Black Health & Wellness, it seems like an excellent time to round up a list of Black History Month posts that have resonated with you.

In this space between our observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and our celebration of Black History Month, we want to share some of our best recommendations to support you in exploring a bit deeper.

Next month and beyond.

Read on for a roundup of our most popular Black History Month posts so far:

1. 7 emotional wellness lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Some words are so powerful, they echo throughout the ages. Offering up new insights each time we revisit them. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we want to highlight some of his most timeless thoughts. And the truths they hold about emotional wellness. In this post, we’re sharing 7 lessons we can learn about emotional wellness from the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. 3 ways to celebrate Black history all year long

As each Black History Month draws to a close, it’s easy to lose some of the focus and momentum we’ve created over the past few weeks. But just because the Black History displays may be giving way to bunnies and chicks at your local stores, there’s no reason you can’t keep the celebration going for months– and years– to come. And the really great news? It’s so simple to do. In this post, we’re sharing 3 easy ways to celebrate Black history all year long.

3. 5 Black History Month books for kids

Meaningful change doesn’t just occur “out there” in our schools and social circles. It begins at home, in the stories we tell and the questions we ask one another. In celebration of Black History Month, we’re sharing some favorite resources to help guide your reflections and conversations about our history and our role in shaping it as it unfolds. In this post, we’re highlighting 5 Black History Month books to enjoy with the kids (ages 4 to 12) in your life.

4. 5 Black History Month books for teens and adults

It’s not just our kids who can benefit from ongoing learning. By immersing ourselves (and our teens) in the stories of Black individuals– both real and imagined– we deepen our connection to their experiences in the world. And expand our capacity to learn from them. In this post, we’re highlighting 5 must-read Black History Month books for teens and adults.

5. Black emotional wellness leaders to follow

We believe that an emotionally well collective begins with a commitment to protecting and promoting the emotional wellness of each one of us. In celebration of Black History Month, we’re focusing on some of the leaders who currently are shaping our history through their work. In this post, we’re highlighting 5 Black emotional wellness leaders you’ll want to follow (+ information on how to support their efforts).

6. 5 Black-owned wellness businesses to support

As we come together to rebuild our Cities from the inside out, many of us are looking for meaningful opportunities to support our Black community members. And while anti-racism is a lifelong commitment to ongoing work in our homes and circles of influence, one of the most immediate ways you can help is by paying to enjoy the products, services, and other offerings of Black-owned wellness businesses in our own backyard. In this post, we’re sharing 5 Black-owned wellness businesses you can support, right here in the Twin Cities.

 


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