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Commit to Remember

black_history_month_by_mindstheprison-d4o49q2 Around the nation, February is celebrated as Black History Month. Each year, in our schools and communities, we are reminded of the great sacrifices that our ancestors made so that we would be able to enjoy many privileges today. Although Black History Month is recognized by our government, over the years, the notoriety of the month has decreased. Some may feel that there is no longer a need for a month to be designated to celebrate a race of people. While we know that we don't only honor our history during the month of February, we also don't see the harm in allowing the spotlight to shine on various African American pioneers during this month of the year. The African American race of people is a very strong and storied group of people and we are proud to stand on the shoulders of those who had the courage to be bold, to be brave, and to carve out a place for Blacks in America. We encourage you, regardless of your race, to educate yourselves and your children on the importance of Black History Month and to also be inspired to make your own place in this great world. Believe it or not, one person can truly make a difference and it is our hope that this month and throughout the year, you pay tribute to those individuals who knew that one voice, one step, one act, and one belief made and can make a world of difference.

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Who's In Your History Books?

We love to celebrating all things wedding and all things Black History so we have found a way to celebrate them both! On Saturday, February 26, 2011, StudioWed will present "A Wedding Experience". This is the perfect opportunity for newly engaged couples to jump start their journey down the aisle! Papered Wonders, Inc. would like to give one fortunate couple the chance to attend this wonderful workshop. In addition, the lucky couple will also receive a Custom Monogram designed by PWI, which is the ideal way to brand your very own wedding experience.
To submit an entry, please leave your comment here in 100 words or less.
"Which African-American do you feel has contributed the most to Black History and why?"
Entries will be received until Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 11:59pm. The winner will be announced on Monday, February 21, 2011.

Make History!

Yesterday, February 1, began the month-long Black History Celebration acknowledged by our nation. While we know that Black History should be celebrated all year round, during the month of February, there are numerous events held to recognize the notable achievements of many well-known African Americans. How can we forget the contributions of W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington? Or the cultural advances of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Lorraine Hansberry? We certainly cannot forget the great inventors and scientists such as George Washington Carver, Eli Whitney, Charles Drew, Garrett T. Morgan, and Madame CJ Walker. We will always remember leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr, Malcolm X, and our very own, President Barack Obama. We are deeply indebted to these individuals and so many others who have paved the way for us to do what we do. One hundred years ago, an African American woman couldn't dream of being a successful entrepreneur in America, but today that dream is very much alive. We encourage you to reach back into the annals of history and honor those who have helped you leave a footprint in society. We further encourage you to honor the legacy of those before you and make your own history. There is certainly many more pages of the history books to be written.  Don't just study history, become history!