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Welcome Four More Years

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ONE OF THE BEST BLACK HISTORY MOMENTS EVER— President Obama… if only those who paved the way and gave their lives could see what their blood, sweat, tears, and courage made possible.

As a post Civil Rights Era child (just barely because I was born in September of 1969), I can tell you that I still felt a sense of pride and honor for those seniors who had the opportunity to more than witness the election of President Barack Obama; they had the joy of being able to vote for him.

I cannot imagine what that must have felt like for them, especially those who were old enough to remember the Jim Crow South or better still, had childhood memories of the slave stories recollected by their relatives. When I think about how far we’ve come in so many areas such as fashion, music, and technology, it absolutely amazes me that the race card is still played as the trump more often than not. I, for one, am quite exhausted by the rhetoric of “he said, she said” when it comes to the democratic and republican parties’ need to be right, the one with the most marbles, and the declared winner who takes all. Maybe one day we will elect more representatives who will meet us where we need them to, instead of where they suppose.

I am absolutely overjoyed at our President’s accomplishments and I hate to say, “I told you so”, but I knew he would win.

I also know that these next 4 years are going to bring a savor and flavor that will surely balance the scales between the have’s and the have not’s once and for all… well at least I hope so. Either way, I am glad my President is Black, and more than that I am glad he is SMART. Congratulations President Obama, I’m so glad you get to stay awhile longer!

FUN FACTS ABOUT ANOTHER

PRESIDENT WITH A “DROP” of BLACK BLOOD Abraham Lincoln: “What other facts about his ancestry that he is not known for is there are written publications that described Lincoln as very dark skinned and that he had coarse hair. He was known to have had a mother of “Ethiopian” ancestry and a father that was also of African decent but was not there during his childhood to raise him. During the times that he was president, there are also many cartoons that depicted Lincoln as a stereotypical “black man” and gave him racial nick names.” – Source http://www.squidoo.com/

By: Stefany J.

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