There are many reasons why February should be a month close to our hearts. First of all, this is American Heart J Month—a time to think of our health by exercising and eating smart. St. Valentine’s Day is a time for romance; a time to tell those who are close to our hearts that we love them. But February is also American History and Black History Month. For love of our heritage and the brotherhood of man, we have designated this month as a time to remember our past. And Groundhog Day is set aside for those of us who only wish to consider the immediate present.