Happy New Year! Each January brings new hope and determination. We promise fresh perspectives for our personal lives, retooled plans for our businesses, and greater connectivity with our communities. We at ONYX Magazine are not immune to such resolutions. We look forward to making 2024 a banner year.

We start 2024 with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)’s 2024 theme: African Americans in the Arts. Black people have excelled in many artistic endeavors: as sculptors, painters, authors, musicians, photographers, and so much more. In this issue, we review some of our past greats and how their work inspires us know and will encourage generations to come. Additionally, we explore why the impetus of Black History Month still matters—and always will.

Finally, ONYX Magazine experienced some excitement at the end of 2023. We tell you about our day trip to West Palm Beach aboard Brightline. Fifty community leaders learned about the train’s services and how their WPB counterparts are making moves. Also, we challenge you to change your mind. One article ponders the curious joy of being wrong? Is this your year to listen better and consider other views to the point of doing something different? If it is, let us know.

As always, we thank you for your continued support. We want to hear from you in letters to the editor and at our stellar events. We are excited about keeping you entertained, inspired and informed for many years to come.