By Shirley Roberts
– February 2022 –
February is the month when we celebrate Valentine’s Day, the day traditionally associated with romance and love. February 14th originated as a Christian feast day in recognition of an early martyr by the name of Saint Valentine. However, over time the day has come to be celebrated as a cultural and commercial homage to love in many parts of the world. This issue will draw on the numerous ways that love is demonstrated in St. James Town through advocacy for healthy personal relationships, wellness initiatives in Black communities, the special bond between children and their parents, and the unique gift of love through volunteerism.