Let's Take a Step Back

Much to my mother's dismay, I have not posted about Obama's victory.  I try not to write about what other people have already posted.  Now that I think about it, that is not a good idea, especially when it come to a historical event of this magnitude. 

I am going to refer back to a previous post of mine.  For those of you who did not click on the link, it was about the what the "average black man" in America is.  I got some very very nice response, and to this day that post is one of my favorites.

"So you don't support Obama?? Is that why you have not posted about him and his decisive victory?"


"Nothing to say huh??? I knew it. I knew you would not be in line with the most important black man since Dr. King."

I'm not responding because you are an idiot.

Anyhow, Obama's presidency will redefine what it means to be a black man in America.  I am hoping that nothing but positivity will come from Obama and his family being in the limelight and that the world will address what it means to be a black man.  

In my eyes, the face of the "average black man" has changed.  



(Are you happy now mama???)


Da Hunni Toya said...

very good blog

Raquel said...

I KNOW we, as a people, always had hope. Even during slavery Slaves sang of Hope!


De talles’ tree in Paradise
De Christian call de tree of life
And I hope dat trump might blow me home
To the new Jerusalem
Blow your trumpet, Gabriel
Blow louder, louder
And I hope dat trump might blow me home
To the new Jerusalem

Paul and Silas, bound in jail,
Sing God’s praise both night and day
And I hope dat trump might blow me home
To the new Jerusalem

African Americans wouldn't be who we are w/o the possibility of HOPE! "A Testament of Hope is a compendium of the writings of Martin Luther King, Jr., and of transcripts of some of his better-known interviews, speeches, and sermons, all of which were compiled and published at the request of his widow, Coretta Scott King."


sTeW, you are our REALITY and we are so proud of you!(Douglas too!)
And yes, I am happy!

kid.a said...

obama = hope for a better and brighter future. kids can now aspire to be like him and not like their favorite bball player or musician.

but no longer do we have excuses b/c obama did it, done it, and is doing it!

not only has barack obama stepped it up for afro-american males but i think michelle obama stepped it up for afro-american women...

karrie b. said...

nice post...

...your mom reads your blog??? i know u said that somewhere in an earlier post, but she's an avid reader??


niki.mac said...

sooo.. i know i'm late commenting but..

i'm HIGHLY upset that MY mother has seen and talked to you since the last time we talked.


oh yea... and OBAMA '012!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

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