The Mountain Top – Dr. King addressed a rally on April 3, 1968 where he delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech… http://ow.ly/X4p4
Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize Thursday, October 9, 2009. President Barack Obama’s been in office nine months. He ran on a platform of “Change”- “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”Barack Obama. Change the World, that’s why President Obama won the Peace Prize.
It was announced this morning October9, 2009, that the first Black (biracial) President of the United States won the Nobel Peace Prize. Why? Obama’s election andcaused a dramatic improvement in the image of the U.S. around the world. We need all the help we can get!
The Nobel committee praised Obama’s creation of “a new climate in international politics” and said he had returned multilateral diplomacy and institutions like the U.N. to the center of the world stage.
“You have to remember that the world has been in a pretty dangerous phase,” Jagland said. “And anybody who can contribute to getting the world out of this situation deserves a Nobel Peace Prize.” http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_nobel_peace
According to a published CNN article, a woman asked Rep. Allen Boyd the other day if health-care reform proposals would force people to let the government access their bank accounts. OK can we not checkout emails, spam and friends with good intentions before being so gullible. The government doesn’t need health care reform to get into your bank account. That’s what the IRS does! Every year when you file your taxes, you tell the IRS EVERYTHING by April 15th of every year, and some stuff the IRS never asked you.
Wake up America! There’s a Black man in the White House. He’s got the same job as the white guy and is due his respect for the office he holds. I didn’t like Bush, but when I spoke of him, he was Mr. President. Barack Obama is President Obama or Mr. President. He’s not Barack or Obama. You show respect for the position, office, the anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance.
I had jury duty on the biggest day in history, January 20, 2009! I wanted to see Barack Obama take the Oath of Office for President of the United States.
After getting a lecture on why doing your civic duty was important, we did get to see the historical event on C-Span. Well we should have been inspired to be Americans. Some “Americans” just don’t think that way. Only half the room the stood for the national anthem. In forgien countries you could almost get beaten if not shot for not showing respect. They sentence people to death for tainted milk in China. Here in these United States we are free to not respect the national anthem even in a government building ~ Freedom!
Lots happened this week. Motown turned 50 years old. January 15th was Dr. Martin Luther King”s Birthday. US Airlines landed in the Hudson River! We still much more big events to come and it’s only Friday!
History will be made on January 20th. Barack Obama will be the first Black President of the United States. The man is actually biracial, but few people acknowledge that. He is a true Afican American with a father from Africa and an American mother.
From Wikipedia, the one-drop rule is a historical colloquial term in the United States that holds that a person with any trace of African ancestry is considered black unless having an alternative non-white ancestry which he or she can claim, such as Native American, Asian, Arab, or Australian aboriginal. It developed most strongly out of the binary culture of long years of institutionalized slavery.
This notion of invisible/intangible membership in a racial group has seldom been applied to people other than those chiefly of black African ancestry. As Langston Hughes wrote, “You see, unfortunately, I am not black. There are lots of different kinds of blood in our family. But here in the United States, the word ‘Negro’ is used to mean anyone who has any Negro blood at all in his veins. In Africa, the word is more pure. It means all Negro, therefore black. I am brown.”
So Barack Obama has a strong blood line from both mother and father, but only his father’s blood is identified. We Black people don’t mind identifying with the new President racially. This is not to say President-elect Obama does not have white supporters. So that is why history will be made January 20, 2009, because the Obama has at least one drop of Black blood!
One of the projects for the New Year is involvement in the new Administration. As taxpayers it’s unacceptable for the $700 billion bailout plan to increase the U.S. debt limit to $11.315 trillion, from $10.615 trillion. Trillions! It’s not acceptable in several reported interviews Thomas Kelly, a spokesman for JPMorgan Chase, which received $25 billion, Kevin Heine, spokesman for Bank of New York Mellon, which received about $3 billion, and Barry Koling,a spokesman for Atlanta, Ga.-based Sun Trust Banks Inc., which got $3.5 billion in taxpayer dollars in emergency bailoutmoney were alleged to remark, “We’ve lent some of it. We’ve not lent some of it. We’ve not given any accounting of, ‘Here’s how we’re doing it.’ We have not disclosed that to the public. We’re declining to.” They are declining to tell the taxpayers what they did with tax money, after arriving by private jet to ask for the money? Wow? The problem is this event is from the out going Administration. That’s why I keep writing my Senator. He was here when this started and he’s not going anywhere. I’ll keep writing him for answers until he answers me, the new Administration has answers and/or the big guys in black suv’s and sunglasses show up at my door.
The Obama Administration has encouraged questions and concerns. Write them too at It’s About You and Change.gov-open for questions Make yourself heard. I personally don’t care if they say, “Oh, her again!” Yes it’s me and I want answers….don’t you?