We celebrated out here in the UK in October, but you know, I follow the US calendar mostly. This is the 22nd year of the expansion of what was previously Negro history week into an entire month. There are concrete reasons for choosing February: the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. However, we'll start off the month with a (not so serious) examination of whether or not February should be the month in which black history is celebrated.
I present to you, the original drug abuser: Gil Scott Heron in a recent performance at New York's SOB's (Sounds of Brazil...cool shows, often). The revolution may not be televised, but this "luminary" has been put on You Tube.