What is Black Love Day?
Black Love Day was developed by a community leader in Washington D.C named Ayo Handy-Kendi in 1993. This holiday was created as a day of healing for the African-American community. It is a day to come together to learn to love ourselves, by healing the traumas endured and passed down through generations. It is also a time to heal the racial strife and injustice that exists, by taking positive steps to heal the effects of trauma.
The Five Tenets of Black Love Day are:
Love for the Creator/Mother Nature
Love for Self
Love for Family
Love for the Black Community
Love for the Black Race
Black Love Day is an official African American Holiday celebrated annually on February 13. It is my hope that over the course of a year we will learn our history in order to understand how we came to be where we are today, that we share our experiences and use healthy strategies for ourselves, our families and communities to effect positive change. On Black Love Day we can come together to celebrate our successes over the course of the year. We can also set our goals and intentions as we continue our healing journey.
It is important to understand that Black Love Day is not just for African Americans but for all ethnicity's to learn, understand, heal and grow from the false belief that there is more than one race. The fact is there is no medical definition of race. Race or racism is a social / artificial construct created by people in power.
You can celebrate black love day, as an individual, as a family, in your community or host a public celebration.
2019 Black Love Day Celebration
Love Donations Accepted and Appreciated to assist us with hosting this event.
To schedule a 'Developing Your Unique Black Love Day Celebration' workshop