Black History Month
Since 1976, February has been designated Black History Month. Last night, I heard Elizabeth Warren stopped from reading a letter from Coretta Scott King. Why? Senator Mitch McConnell explained the technical reason. However, I don’t buy it. He wanted to censor her. To silence her.
My America History
When you read the name Bonilla. You may not think of the first fathers. However, I am an American. Born in California, educated in public schools, and oh so patriotic. Though my roots are not Latin American I claim Black History too. For the simple reason, I am an American. To put it another way. What affects a fellow American, affects me.
With this in mind, I ask you to read Coretta’s letter. Why? Quite simply, because you can. We live in a country where you may be silenced. However, we continue to have access to information. Make good use of this freedom we share. READ.
About the Author
Currently, Judi Bonilla is the Director of Program Innovation at Advocates For Aging. She is the first gerontologist to speak at South by Southwest. Judi has also spoken at the American Society on Aging and Certified Senior Advisors conferences. She also served as a fellow for Hispanics in Philanthropy and Senior Service America. Judi is the author of Freewheeling After Sixty a book for older drivers. In addition, you can find her at theaginexpert.com.