Barack Hussein Obama, we are pleased to have you as our new
past week in Washington DC was outstanding. Peaceful,
exciting and simply amazing for the millions who traveled into DC
to witness the changing of power and the historic inauguration of
our 44th President. I saw Millions of beautiful smiles, and
had several great conversations with many who were elated about
the change (that is coming,) the hope, the unity and most
importantly elated about our new President.
though it was a jubilant atmosphere, there was not a tearless eye
on Tuesday, January 20th as I walked around Washington DC
observing all the "going ons." The breathe-taking
site of miles and miles of people of all races and ages sitting
and standing side by side witnessing one of the most stunning and
remarkable day in history was awe-inspiring. When
President Obama took the oath of office "I, Barack Hussein
Obama do solemnly swear" the cheers, comments and prayers
I heard around me touched me deeply. Everything became
"full circle" and I just couldn't believe this was
taking place. Such a striking man and his beautiful
family are now the 1st Family of the United States, and they are
the reflection of me. Oh yes, finally someone in THE HIGHEST
POSITION...is a reflection of me and represents me.
many of you know his inaugural speech was awesome. He
addressed just about every issue one can think about, and he
expressed his words with great confidence and strength.
Throughout his inspirational speech he talked about "we"
and "we can do it together," which had many
I have been ill with the flu my time in the cold was limited, so I
didn't stick around for the parade. However, from all
accounts it was great. As for the balls, all the reports I
received indicated they were fantastic.
a more personal note, this past weekend was a real "tear
jerker", everything that took place had me tearing up, I
suppose because of the historical aspect of all that was taking
place around me. The first African-American (black)
President taking control of America. You see, I hear folks
saying they expected this to happen in their lifetime, but I
didn't because it has been clear that America had not moved passed
the racial issues. Actually, it was only a little over a
year ago we were fighting for justice with the Jena 6 issue,
nooses, and marching around the Justice building fighting to be
heard to acquire equal/fair justice.
can one be prepared for such an amazing transformation in such a
short time. Don't
get me wrong - I wanted it and even conceived it, but never
thought it would happen now, or anytime soon, nor even in my
lifetime (which is what keeps me tearing up.) Actually, what
troubles my mind a great deal is the thought of the hard fight our
civil rights leaders endured not so long ago...the marches, the
injuries, the killings, the deaths; it was not in vain, it all
paved the way for President Barack Obama.
that all the festivities are over the work has just begun for the
New President and his Administration, and indeed it's going to be
tough. He has a lot to do to get us back on track and out of
the awful recession we are experiencing. Most importantly,
he has to take some steps to reconciling the obvious race
relations. I say "race relations" because it is
pitiful hearing more and more reports about death threats, and
hateful words against the President because of the color of his
he has a lot to do, and it seems he has hit the ground
running. Therefore, as I close I say to President Obama...Congratulations,
and I know in my heart you will make sure things get better in the
United States for each and every one of us. May God keep you
and your family safe from all evils, and may you always be
blessed!!!! WELCOME TO WASHINGTON DC AND TO YOUR NEW
leave you with a song entitled "Sweet Victory", written
by Earl Sullivan one of our on-line family member who resides in
the island of Montserrat.
was a difficult journey
you made history
realize Martin Luther dream
color race and class
voted at last
now president of America
4 you made history
together we stand
admire your ambition
govern the greatest nation
power to the black man
victory to some itís a miracle
of many obstacles
plight start with Jeremiah Right
they didnít win the fight
McCain and Sarah Palin
all kind of mud sling
thing they try was Joe de plumber
they couldnít stop your success Obama
all over the world
of joy to see history unfold
black, brown and Indian
message gives hope to the nation
right to the very end
your slogan yes we can
Malia and Sasha
de white house follow your leader.
Sullivan (aka Acci) from Montserrat a Caribbean island of
. A former calypsonian. Although not actively
competing, he is still involve in cultural activities mainly
during the festive season and writes many compositions for
other performing artist in Montserrat
. Mr. Sullivan stated: "President Obama inspired
a lot of people and makes them realize that they can achieve
anything once committed. His election followed by the
inauguration was a very proud and historic moment for me. I
wish him and his family god guidance always"
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