Washington Football Team Black History Month | Washington Football Team - WashingtonFootball.com

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The Washington Commanders are excited to celebrate the history and contributions of African Americans during the month of February and beyond.

Recognizing Black History Month goes beyond amplifying historic, barrier-breaking Black figures. Not everyone making an impact has their name in a news headline or on the back of a jersey. Some have worked behind the scenes to propel our organization's success, some have persevered during the toughest times to educate our youth, some serve our country through the military.

This Black History Month is about them — the Everyday Champions. This month of February, we'll be highlighting the impact of community leaders, HBCU athletes and our very own employees.

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The Washington Commanders' Black Engagement Network (B.E.N.) has a mission to create a diverse and inclusive culture within the NFL for employees at every level. We seek to acquire, develop, and retain African American talent, while serving the communities in which we live, work and play.

Celebrating Our B.E.N. Educators of the Month

Celebrating Our B.E.N. Educators of the Month

Our B.E.N Educator of the Month program was designed to recognize those who are going above and beyond their job title to make a positive difference in their students' lives while also impacting the school and greater community. During Washington's Inspire Change game this past season, our 2020-21 educators were hosted in a special suite, presented a gift and honored in an on-field ceremony. We would like to extend our gratitude to this group for their incredible work and the extraordinary standard they've set.

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We encourage our fans to support the black-owned small businesses that serve our community. The Washington Commanders' Black Engagement Network developed a Shop Black Shopping & Dining Directory of small businesses from all over the DMV that are owned by African Americans. Click below to start shopping or to add your business to the directory!