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As I contemplated my message to you for our celebration of Black History Month, the riff, melody and lyrics of James Brown’s “I’m Black and I’m Proud” song constantly came tomind. While the line “Say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud” is pretty clear, in 1968 it was a fresh and welcome message of a new level of self-confidence and assertiveness in Black America.  (D-Mars, Page 38) Read More:

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