Love is like a friendship caught on fire.
In the beginning a flame, very pretty,
Often hot and fierce,
But still only light and flickering.
As love grows older,
Our hearts mature
And our love becomes as coals,
Deep-burning and unquenchable.
~ by Bruce Lee ~
Edward Perkins was nominated as U.S. ambassador to South Africa by President Bush.
Why is it so fitting that Black History Month coincides with the celebration of our human capacity to love?