Tuesday, January 27, 2009

First Black President ?

Another week with no "Bush" and the reality has sunk in that we have a new president. It's been interesting thus far listening to all that is taking place as President Barack H. Obama presses on.

Let the debates begin, just this week I overheard part of a conversation about Obama not being the first black president. This struck my curiosity so I decided to do a google search on the subject. What I read was quite interesting and informative. Who was/is the first black president is then open for discussion but depends on how the facts are looked at. Personally, I still have to agree that President Obama is the first black president of the United States of America under the Constitution of the United States. You can google search John Hanson or go directly to the following links to read more and decide for yourself.

First Black President... John Hanson In 1781

John Hanson, American Patriot and First President of the United States

Friday, January 23, 2009

Pride an Hope

As the week moves on and history has been made the feelings of pride, hope and jubilation continue.

Just yesterday, I was talking to an elderly co-worker about our new president and he mentioned how proud he felt. He told me of a day when he was a child growing up in North Carolina. On this particular day, as he was walking down a one sided sidewalk street beside his mother, he recalls a white male approaching them and telling them "niggers are supposed to walk on the other side of the street". He said that at the time it did not come to him, since he was so young, but that as he grew older he came to realize what had occurred. It was a moment in time that has remained with him all his life.

Although, we have come a long way since then, there are still great strides that need to be made. One cannot help but hear it in the voices and negative overtones of some that it bothers them to have a black president. It still does not change the reality of the week...that great change has already begun. The feelings of pride and hope for the future cannot be taken away.

Monday, January 19, 2009


The following is one of my favorites quotes and I thought today would be the perfect day to share it with everyone.

If a man is called to be a street sweeper he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, "There lived a great street sweeper who did his job well." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Today, as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., change is upon us. Tomorrow a historical change takes place; a change of command. President-elect Barack H. Obama becomes the first African American president of the United States of America. He will inherit an America in a recession, an America with a huge deficit, an America in need of change. We cannot expect change to happen overnight be we can with time. As expected, the naysayers are out waiting for the opportunity to say, "we told you so". The time has come to keep them waiting...the time is now for "yes we can".

Friday, January 16, 2009

What is Blogging ?

I am currently in the process of learning about blogging...hopefully I can learn enough from others so that I can make something of this. More to come.......