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Showing Black Love

Showing Black Love

By Ashley Parmer
Editor in Chief

February is all about love and black history. As students at an HBCU, we are immersed in black history and the legacies of Black excellence. But how much do we promote our peers by showing love?

Often, we are consumed in the trials that African Americans face. We scorn the news and those who are “anti-black.” But do we uplift our brothers and sisters and show pro-black love?

The fight to be treated as valued citizens of America continues today as much as it did in the past. But we need to spread black love and encouragement throughout the fight.

And it starts with loving who you are and accepting your uniqueness and your culture. We are all different and share many talents, but sometimes, we do not recognize them. Once you have conquered self-love, begin to love your brother and your sister in your TSU family.

We spend more time in disagreement with each other than agreement. We cannot move forward as a people if we don’t encourage and support one another. The talents you have can join with their talents, and together we can be a powerful force to be reckoned with! This is how Black excellence comes about.

So begin this month by showing love to everyone you see. And begin to uplift each other instead of tear each other down. Together we can combat injustice with love and Black excellence.

Let’s continue the legacy!

A Senior Mass Communications student with a concentration in Marketing, Editor-in-Chief Shayla Simmons is a native Marylander. Self-identifies her editorial writing to be her strongsuit with topics ranging from politics to social issues to pop culture commentary.

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