Will it be today?




Today could be the day that Barack Obama, a black man, a young, black man, finally clinches the Presidential nomination of the Democratic Party for the first time ever in the history of the United States!

Will I watch the first black president of the United States, the first black first lady and the first black family walk onto a stage in St.Paul, Minnesota later this evening to cheers and screams of happiness from a predominatly white audience?

Have I and will I continue to watch the hopes and dreams of a people, of a country become automatically embodied in the life and work of one man,once again?

Will I watch today in awe as a baton is passed from one generation to another?

Has this all been a dream?

Have I and thousands of others like me been living in a fantasy world for the last 16 months?


Today is the day that everything changes.

Today is the day that we start building a new and brighter future together!

Today is the day that we recognize that nothing will ever, ever be the same again and yet with that knowledge we walk gallantly into the future better prepared and significantly more uplifted than we have ever been in the past.

Today is not just Barack Obama’s day..today, is OUR day!!!





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