Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Keeping the Dream Alive Giveaway



The fact that we now have an African-American president can be attributed to the struggles and sacrifices made by countless men and women who believed in the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

That's why The Home Depot has created a special card in an effort to commemorate the legacy of Dr. King. They're working to build a permanent exhibition home for the personal writings and papers of Dr. King at at the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

You can purchase a "Dream" gift card now until February 28th and The Home Depot will donate 5% of all sales to the center, up to one million dollars. To learn more about King's papers, click here.

One lucky winner will win a $50 gift card to The Home Depot. I know it's not fashion/beauty related, but I'm sure it could come in handy for some. Simply leave a comment about what Black History Month means to you or a black history fact and a winner will be selected randomly and announced tomorrow.

The winners of the Colossal Volume Mascara are: Antithesis and Melissa L. Please email me your mailing address! Congrats!

13 comments:

TheTinyJEWELBox said...

Black History Month means that I get to tell my friends of other colors things that they didn't know, under the auspices of celebrating the holiday. Last year they found out about Juneteenth, amongst other things.

K-Bear said...

BGG, I love Black History Month because it highlights what some of us already know and others need to. I love hearing of all of the amazing contributions of our people to this country and the world! I love me some Barack but he isn't the first or the last awesome black man. One of my favorite black men is Garrett A. Morgan. He invented the gas mask which the military uses today and he also invented the stop light! Can you even imagine driving around without the stop light? It would total chaos and certain death! I love him for his simple but so spectacular inventions! Black people ROCK!

B said...

Black history month means I continue living my life through the legacy of my ancestors. September is also my Black history month....as is June, March, and May. The idea of Black history month is so prevalent in my life that I don't identify JUST February being Black history month. Rock on!!

Kwana said...

How cool is that. Even though it's the shortest month I'm glad we have a month with calendars and all. There are so many amazing Black Americans I loved sharing the facts with my kids.

Product Junkie Diva said...

Congrats to the winners!
Since I love shoes I have to give a Black History fact. The first ever shoe lasting machine was created by Jan Ernst Matzeliger. It is his invention that made the fast production of shoes possible. His machine was the foundation for the machines that now contribute to the shoes we wear today!!!
PJD

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Carolyn G said...

Black History Month means that we as a nation celebrate the accomplishments of everyone in this country and not just some. I think sometimes we are feed a steady diet of what the history of this country is and because it's crammed into textbooks, not everyone is represented. So we take this month to appreciate and celebrate those accomplishments.

mimieyes said...

Although I'm not African-American, I believe Black History is very
important to all of us. They have great examples of people who have struggled, but in the end succeed.

that guy said...

black history months means other people get to learn black facts that they need to know.

cpullum said...

Black History to our family means alot! My husband is black and my kids are mixed. I am German. So we have a mix in our family and we give them both cultures. Black History month my daughters really get into it. What a great year to start off with a new president making history and my kids are doing more this month because of that. Essays, pictures, research. having mixed kids years ago could be death for both parents and now it's life. Yes there is still struggles and comments but our family feels alot of love especially this month!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Afia said...

Black History Month means taking the time to remember, honor, and show respect and appreciation for all things African. Although we should do this all day everyday, this month is special because it prompts us to take the time to be reflective when we sometimes forget to.

lymariposa said...

Because of this post about Black History Month I learned about Juneteenth. Thanks TheTinyJEWELBox! And Thanks BGG for this post and teaching me something new

Rebee said...

Black History Month is a time of reflection. However, I do hate that some teachers wait until February to teach our kids about black pioneers. But it's certainly needed. I talk to my son all the time about achievements made by blacks. I'd rather that he knew early on that he can be whatever he wants to be.