by Jacquie Johnson, founder of Jacquie ooh
The importance of Black people and our communities cannot be underestimated, due to our numerous contributions to our current society; from beauty to entertainment, to business, to leadership, and even politics. We can see Black excellence all around us. We do believe that all communities can learn from each other, however, the strength and generational bond that is particularly strong within the Black community is something that should be applauded and modeled for others. Black people have had to face so much in our nation’s history—from slavery to legally sanctioned discrimination—yet there are so many stories of the triumphs, and resilience that inspire us all. Through it all we have stuck together through highs and lows, giving one another unconditional support and guidance. The Black community is the soul of our existence. When things get rough, we know, and the world knows they can turn to the Black community for help. They recognize the power that we have!
The Black community is by far the most powerful and authentic community that exists. We are beautiful, strong, creative, brilliant, and unique. It’s amazing to see how Black people have evolved over the years by using education as a tool for social change to educate our youth, and correct miseducation about our Black community. Black people have influenced so many lives in every aspect of society. Being Black is not just a culture, it is a state of being, a way of life and a state of mind. We are intentional, with the goal of uniting Black people and showing the world what we are capable of, despite where we may come from or what our histories are.
We still have a long way to go, however we have come a long way! Today, there are more Black people striving, achieving, inspiring, and promoting other Black people than ever before. Black communities were and are vital and will continue to be a vital part of our lives.
Contributing Writer, Jacquie “ooh” Johnson
Jacquie Johnson is a native Texan who resides in Denton, TX with her husband and two daughters. She has two older sons who reside in California, and one grandson. Jacquie is the founder of Jacquie ooh an online resource hub for women. Her goal is to provide resources to help women think well and live well. She is the creator of the Glow Collection by Jacquie ooh, an organic skincare line where she provides gourmet food for your skin. Jacquie is heavily involved in her community where she has been sworn in as a precinct chair for the Democrats of Denton County. She is also a new author to two books: Glow Through It 21 Day Devotional Journal for Women and Dare to Sparkle Entrepreneur Startup Guide+Dream Big 4 Day Devotional. For more information on Jacquie “ooh” Johnson please visit her website at http://www.jacquieooh.com
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I love this and it’s so true we cannot be underestimated, we are incredible and our history is so rich it shows all that we have contributed to the world!