On May 31st, 2002, President Bush proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month. African-American musicians, singers, and composers contributed immensely to our nation’s history. The purpose of Black Music Month is to pay tribute to strong musical tradition and to honor the contributions of African-American music that has shaped our nation and gotten many generations through the many trials that have affected them. Black music has grown into a diverse collection of styles that continues to evolve even today. Some of the greats that paved the way for the artists of today are Mahalia Jackson, Nat King, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and so many more. Join B.M.M.O. Consulting saluting those who came before us.