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Black families are varied and diverse, and Black history is victorious—this month and every month.

The Unapologetically Black Tradition of Expanding the Definition of Family

Black Americans have been defining family through love and connection, as opposed to biology alone, for centuries. Experts say it reflects the sense of community and collective responsibility Black people feel toward each other. By A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

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Reparations Won't Change History, But Here's How They Can Help Close the Wealth Gap for Black Families

Black wealth disparities echo of a history of racial abuse the government has yet to atone for. To help close the racial wealth gap for Black families, here's what could be done. By Tiffany Eve Lawrence

How To Teach Black History Through African American Cuisine

Soul food is good for the spirit, but we rarely talk about its origins, which tie Black Americans to a long, rich culinary history. By Audarshia Townsend

Why Transracial Adoptees Need to Be Immersed in Black History as Children

Black adoptees raised by parents without shared cultural history can feel isolated being brought up in a colorblind environment. For them, learning their Black history is a necessary act of love. By Sierra Lyons

Author Morgan Harper Nichols Says Healing, Rest, and Play a Practice of Black Resistance

The Instagram poet and author of All Along You Were Blooming and Peace is a Practice talks about Black history, her Southern upbringing, and giving grace to ourselves. By A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

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Why Black History Month Is an Opportunity To Celebrate Black Immigrants Too

When it comes to Black History Month, many immigrants find themselves left out of the equation. We want to celebrate both American and Black history together with our own cultural traditions. By Pamela Appea