It’s Black History Month!

If you know me personally, you know I’m a big buff of Black history and knowing the contributions that people of African descent made to the entire world.  Each day this month, I’ll highlight a little known (or maybe a well-known) Black history fact. 

This month, I’ve decided to do a series highlighting young African-American business owners and rising starts.  Some include a baker, a rising music mogul, a photographer, and a few magazine founders. 

For today’s Black History Month fact, see below:

“Allensworth is the only California community to be founded, financed and governed by African-Americans. Created by Allen Allensworth in 1908, the town was built with the intention of establishing a self-sufficient, all-black city where African-Americans could live their lives free of racial discrimination.”

Source: http://www.biography.com/blackhistory/history/366-facts-little-known.jsp

Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city! Oh, and feel free to share your own Black history facts throughout the month as well!

What We Won’t Talk About-The Series

Due to recent events, your favorite Southern Girl has an upcoming series.  In the series, What We Won’t Talk About, I will discuss certain things that are considered taboo in the Black community and topics that we shy away from.  Hopefully this series will spark debate, commentary, and sharing from my readers.   Most importantly, I want to bring attention to topics that are swept under the rug in most black households and families.  In order to protect our children, and even some of our adults, some things need to be brought to light.  So keep an eye out to see what will be discussed.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city.