(NNPA) - Why, the email asks, do we still have Black History Month? The writer might be white, or she might not be. She identifies her self as a “conscious woman” and sends the email to one of my public addresses. She seems chagrined that “race still matters” and wants to initiate an exchange of views with hers at the foundation – studying Black history is obsolete. We have a Black president, the woman writes. Black people have made so many strides. Aren’t you holding on to the past, she argues, when you insist on having this month to study Black history?