Not sure why it took me so long to write this…but I think it was because I have been SPEECHLESS ever since Tuesday. Barack Obama is the President Elect of the United States of America, Michelle Obama is the First Lady, and they along with their daughters will be moving into the White House as the First Family! Never did I think I would see such a thing..Black folks in the White House (that aren’t cleaning)?!
Aside from being elated that Barack and family happen to be Black…this is SO much bigger than race. The country…which consisted of all races and classes of people…elected Barack. He was not elected because he was Black, but rather because he is extraordinary. He has moved us unlike anyone else has ever moved us, and brought us together in a way that has been unheard of.
We have all been inspired, and Americans are excited about the idea of change and hope for the future of America. It’s a little extra special for Black Americans because now we really feel his mantra, “Yes We Can” after such a monumental achievement that has shown us that what we thought was impossible is possible. That’s why our people were doing the electric slide on Tuesday night in front of the White House and on 125th Street in Harlem…and I’m sure in many other cities in the country. Black folks ALWAYS break out the electric slide at any celebration…it’s just HOW WE DO!