February is Black History Month — a time to reflect on the history of black Americans and to honor the individuals and groups who have worked tirelessly toward racial justice. This year’s theme is “African Americans and the Vote” which could not be any better. In a time where there is so much hate, discrimination, fear, uncertainty, we are reminded once more that our voices are so powerful, that our vote matters. It is an opportunity to be reminded what our ancestors endured in order for us to have access to so much, and yet the work is not done. We are being called to educate ourselves, to know our history, to understand the power of our words, our actions, but most importantly to understand that we are stronger together. We should not allow for history to repeat itself. This year’s Black History theme is an invitation to practice our right to vote, to get out there and use your voice so that together we can make this world a better place for all.