As Black History Month comes to a close, it is a good idea to keep the momentum going via empowering discussions, especially with our younger people. The one thing that us Black folks lack collectively is courage. We do have PLENTY of strength, yet we tend to lack courage as a people. Do understand, being the first “Black” this or the first “Black” that, only singles out individual progressions. It does nothing to change the oppressive mindset that many of us Black people still have. If we want substantive, real change among us, then we must learn to move as a people and not as “the one”. Only one can be “the first”. When we move responsibly and collectively as a people, such unified progress appeals to the next generation, giving a code of ethics rather than symbolism as a guide. We just have to change our thinking, which takes courage.