Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Congratulations President Elect Barack Obama

Congratulations to President elect, Barack Obama and his dear wife, Michelle as well as their two beautiful daughters and extended families. Yes we can, we did it and we have overcome.

The day after one of the most memorable and historic days in the history of our nation, it has suddenly materialized that we have been able to rise to the call of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s to judge a man by the content of his character and not by the color of his skin. We have a President for the people, by the people and from the people - this is the true meaning of government.

As Americans, it's good to see the overwhelming reaction to this momentous occasion and the pride that one's feels from being a witness to the reactions from people around the globe. Isn't this what we want to achieve as Americans, the admiration and respect of the world? Imagine that President elect, Obama has not yet assumed office but his election has already been able to bring many, many people together.

To draw from one of the many lines in his victory speech, if there is anyone who still doubts that anything is possible in America - you now have your answer. Everyone around the world has been watching us to see if we would have risen to the occasion. America can be the one to watch still and the one to lead the world by example. Perhaps, we can now look forward to the elevation of rappers with rap music that's thought-provoking as a balance to thug music.

All of us should now look to that unity of spirit that was created for the elections by using the same organizing strategy to mobilize in our local communities to implement some of the changes that are so desperately needed at the grassroots level. This is proof positive that the power to change lies amongst us and in each of us - yes we can so believe in yourself.

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