Black History Month is Rooted in Love


By Tara Wicker
State Director, Louisiana Black Advocates for Life

Today Valentine’s Day. This Day of LOVE, Feb, 14, is imbedded in the heart of Black History Month.

As we remember the heartfelt meaning of Valentine’s Day, and after the flowers have withered and the chocolates are long gone, let’s take time to reflect and remember this most memorable quote by Wayne W. Dyer, “Whatever the question, LOVE is the answer.” May this forever serve as a powerful reminder to each of us that whatever we do as a nation, people, or person, it must be imbedded in LOVE, otherwise it truly has no power, potential, or productivity.

This month, as we take time to reflect, honor, and celebrate the multitude of accomplishments of African Americans in this great country, we must do it with an understanding that the true measure and meaning of any country, movement, or people is their ability to love beyond their seen and unseen differences.

Far beyond this day and this month, we must all know and believe that LOVE is truly the most powerful weapon on the planet, and if we use it in the way that God intended it to be, this world would be a much better place.

This month we honor the lives and accomplishments of so many great African Americans. Dr. Mildred F. Jefferson was the first Black woman to graduate Harvard Medical School and the founder of the National Right to Life Committee. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated that “Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only LOVE can do that.” Rosa Parks said, “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is RIGHT.”

As we remember the accomplishments of so many, let us reflect and remember the millions of unborn African American babies whose lives are lost each day through abortion. May this issue break our hearts so completely that an overwhelming LOVE for them takes over and this tragedy comes to an end.

Click here to learn more about Louisiana Black Advocates for Life.

Read Focus on the Family Story: Abortion’s Impact on the Black Community

Watch Video: National Right to Life Remembers Life of Dr. Mildred Jefferson