During the Black History Month, America, the Blacks in America and concerned people around the World pay tribute to Black figures, activists, politicians, and unsung heroes and heroines for the role they played in the U.S. history and their contributions to building the United States of America.
"Black Lives Matter" cry is now even more impactful, especially in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic that has already killed, as of the beginning of the beginning of February, 2021, 430,000 people, with Black Americans disproportionately impacted, and the increasing racial extremism as highlighed by the January 6, 2021 riots at the U.S. Capitol, with Confederate flags . The importance of the "Black LIves Matter" movement at this time can be captured in the recent poem by Amanda Gorman (see AfroAmerica Network: ), in these lines:
- Amanda Gorman
@AfroAmerica Network, 2021.