Spotlight on Black Health and Wellness During Black History Month
This year’s theme couldn’t come at a better time
As people are still dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Black History Month theme—Black Health and Wellness—couldn’t come at a better time. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), a group started by Black History Month founder Carter G. Woodson, chose this year’s theme to highlight the importance of self-care during these turbulent times.
“The only way you can be around long enough to see your family and children grow up is to take care of yourself first,” said Aaisha Haykal, ASALH vice president for programs. “Often Black people, especially Black women, take care of others first and choose themselves last. We want to make sure people put themselves first. You have to take care of yourself before you take care of anybody else.”
ASALH takes a broad view of health and wellness, focusing on the physical, mental and financial aspects of it.
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