Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Not Only A New Beginning For Our Nation... But A New Beginning For Black America

No disrespect intended, but this is a special message to my black folks - where ever they maybe today - when the first black man is sworn in as President of the United States.Don't just enjoy today, savor it! Let this moment be your moment, don't let anything or anyone stand in the way of you finding your place in this historic moment. Let today be a bounty of spiritual richness, prideful passion, joyful noise and soulful praise. It doesn't matter if you are with a group or by yourself. Have fun! If you laugh, do it loudly and if you cry, do it without shame. Wear your Obama memorabilia and smile your biggest smile. Yesterday's troubles are still with you today, but don't let those worries triumph over today's victory celebration.
Take the time to reflect, not just looking backward, but looking forward. What do you want? What are you willing to commit to and fight for? Obama's election should not be just about what we expect him to do for our country, but what we are willing to help him achieve and accomplish for our nation and our people. If you were looking for a starting point to change your life's direction, I can't imagine a better day than today to start.
Don't just be a spectator, an observer today, make-up your mind that today, you will be an active participant in changing the black community for the better. No more excuses. A black president makes the issues that we must overcome no less difficult, but it should make you believe that we can overcome the problems we face each day. Let's make "Yes We Can" more than a political slogan, let's make President Barack Obama more than a "first", let's make our pride on this day stretch until we achieve all our dreams for ourselves and our people.

It will be easy to be proud as a black American today, it will be easy to be proud of President Barack Obama today, we all need to vow today that we will be proud of each other when the journey for ourselves and for our President becomes difficult and seemingly impossible to overcome. Let's be proud then, when we need each other the most.

Happy inauguration day! My people! It's been a long time coming.

Be safe, be blessed, and be joyful!

Professor Tracey


Anonymous,  January 20, 2009 at 4:26 PM  

Amen sista~

Rj January 20, 2009 at 7:28 PM  

A black president makes the issues that we must overcome no less difficult, but it should make you believe that we can overcome the problems we face each day.

excellent statement. my sentiments exactly.

robusta barista January 20, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

I agree with you. When all settles out, where will you be? Resting on your laurels, or helping President Obama fix our problems?

I choose to help, and to enlist others to help. We ALL need to pull together!

Miriam January 21, 2009 at 1:42 AM  

"...proud of each other..."

That was powerful! I hope so much for this.

Villager January 21, 2009 at 12:29 PM  

Happy America! I love the photo where Obama's 'Got Next'! Yesterday was a remarkable and historic day. Today we have no excuses. Let's get busy brothers and sisters!

I invite your blog readers to smile at this photo of Barack Obama tearing up some fried fish in much the same way we hope he will tear up our current recession.

peace, Villager

wisdomteachesme January 21, 2009 at 5:43 PM  

Still Letting it all continue to sink in. :D Getting prepared to keep overlooking the hate and stupidness that is bound to increase as IT IS moved out of the way! Uknow, it's going to fight to stay around!

i do hope people realize that some of the changes he has to and needs to make- the process to achieve these changes-will be different in order to get a better outcome!

glad to KNOW that Obama KNOWS that doing something the same way over and over seeking a different outcome is crazy insane!

We all have plenty of Room to Grow Every Day!
What i learned yesterday won't carry me far if i stop learning today!

Feet of Peace

wisdomteachesme January 22, 2009 at 9:05 AM  

hopefully God will be able to use many to repair the many breaches and we will not be saying black or white- but The Unied States!

and i pray the people begin to change their hearts-a glass that is clean only on the outside and dirty on the inside is not worthy to drink from.

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