Well it’s the end of Black History Month and I’m spending my Saturday with my 14month-old Princess… I really enjoy being a father 🙂 It’s a lot of sacrifice, but it’s well worth it.
So, this month has been pretty interesting to say the least….from the Super Bowl to the Grammy’s to the NBA Allstar game to the Oscars… Although majority of these events have nothing to do directly with Black History Month, there is one occurrence that stuck out and really touched me.
I’m not sure if many of you watched the Oscars, but to me the most impactful moment was the performance of “Glory” from the movie “Selma” by two Black Artists, Common & John Legend, who also won an Oscar for “Best Original Song” for a Motion Picture.
If you didn’t see it, here it is:
What a powerful moment not just for black history, but for HISTORY. The standing ovation and tears that filled so many eyes was proof of how impactful that moment was.
That one song literally crossed racial, music genre & religious boundaries and to me that’s what makes music so powerful.
As an artist, I pray I can write a song so impactful that it causes people to lay aside their beliefs and just acknowledge the power of a moment.
So as many have complained to Black History Month being overshadowed by these Big Events, why not just inhale this moment during the Oscars and exhale a more optimistic perspective to the power of Black music.