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Monthly Archives: November 2008

It’s nice to see an African American entertainer stand up and say..”Hey this is who I am” . Now just to wait for the rest. This is a time for us all to stand together. Come on out of the closet ladies and gentleman, because your silence will not save you or secure our rights.

Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America.

Yes THIS country. Last night was amazing and seemed like some really wonderful dream. But, It’s not a dream. It’s real. He won. We did it. We elected Barack Obama!

The first person I called last night was my Granny because I know she never thought this day would come. When she was a child her parents moved their six kids from the country to St. Louis because there was no school around them that black kids could attend.  She grew up in segregated St. Louis, she remembers when Black communities flourished (aka before drugs were introduced) and saw them broken down, and she was around to see all of the events that brought us from sharecroppers to President. I can’t imagine how important this is to her.

I am overjoyed! I am overjoyed that I live in a time where the unspoken limitations on the black people have been shattered. I am elated that there is an example of what you can do when you put your mind to it regardless of what is placed in your life. There are no excuses now.

I am most overjoyed about what this means for my unborn children.  My children won’t know any different, they won’t know a world where a black man can’t be President (and in their youth they also won’t know a world where a woman can’t be President..I’m claiming that one too) That’s a beautiful thing.

I am so proud of him and I am so proud of this country!