Mangatal - firstname.lastname@example.org
and On-Line family, this past week has been extraordinary and
simply delightful for many of you across America, and I’m sure
it’s been that same way for many around the world.
Yes, major history has been made – Senator Barack Obama
is the victor in this Democratic Presidential Race, and he is
the First African-American Democratic Presidential Nominee
in the history of United States. He now continues the race to becoming The President of the
is a day many never in their wildest dreams thought would be
though I was hopeful, I personally didn’t think I would see
such a major accomplishment in American history occur in my
lifetime. It sure
is a good feeling seeing this transpire!
dear friend Mrs. Gerri L., as soon as she saw me on Wednesday
morning (6/4/08) she just couldn’t wait for me to get settled
in, she came directly into my office, closed my door and gave me
a big hug. I
told her I knew exactly how she felt!
It’s even more of a joy for her since she is bit older
than I, and has seen and experienced more in America and its
history than I. Mrs.
Gerri L. confessed that a tear ran down her face when Senator
Obama clinched the nomination, and she just fell to her knees
and said a small pray “God please keep him safe and out of
harms way.” (You
know on a personal note it’s funny that
I’ve know Mrs. Gerri L. for years, but it took Senator
Obama running for the highest office in the land for us to
become better friends. I’m
sure many of you have experienced this closeness with your
friends now during this time, than ever before.
It’s really weird!)
Barack Obama is certainly an exceptional individual, the speech
he delivered on Tuesday night (6/3/08) in St. Paul, Minnesota when he
clinched the nomination was excellent.
Even though I was not surprised by what he said, he
simply touched me with the words he spoke of his opponent
Senator Hillary Clinton. His
words were so pure and modest, and most importantly he
illustrated enormous amounts of respect and admiration for this
woman. He sincerely
praised, honored and congratulated her more than I’ve ever
seen anyone do in this political arena.
THAT IS AN EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUAL – an EXCEPTIONAL
MAN!!! He ended this race the same way he conducted it
through-out the Democratic Presidential Nomination process with
grace, dignity and respect!
Hillary Clinton has made history in this campaign not just
because she's a woman who has done what no woman has done
before, but because she's a leader who inspires millions of
Americans with her strength, her courage, and her commitment
to the causes that brought us here tonight.
certainly had our differences over the last sixteen months.
But as someone who's shared a stage with her many times, I can
tell you that what gets Hillary Clinton up in the morning -
even in the face of tough odds - is exactly what sent her and
Bill Clinton to sign up for their first campaign in Texas all
those years ago; what sent her to work at the Children's
Defense Fund and made her fight for health care as First Lady;
what led her to the United States Senate and fueled her
barrier-breaking campaign for the presidency - an unyielding
desire to improve the lives of ordinary Americans, no matter
how difficult the fight may be. And you can rest assured that
when we finally win the battle for universal health care in
this country, she will be central to that victory. When we
transform our energy policy and lift our children out of
poverty, it will be because she worked to help make it happen.
Our party and our country are better off because of her, and I
am a better candidate for having had the honor to compete with
Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
course, many of us knew the road for Senator Obama becoming the
nominee was “no joke”, it was absolutely difficult!
We all cringed and gritted our teeth during the debates; screamed at
the TV as the false accusations and attacks were lashed out
daily; got depressed when race and religion crept onto the
scene; laughed when silliness came into play; worried about the
serious and awful threats along the campaign trail; and most
importantly, got both angry and scared when the talk of
assassination was insinuated. Moreover,
the road got even harder when it got down to the “wire”,
when the finish line was moved further back (the democratic
delegate nomination figure was changed from 2025 to 2118), due
to the outcome of the reinstatement of the Florida and Michigan
that issue was resolved fairly where the Democratic National
Committee listened to both Florida and Michigan and to both
Senator Clinton and Obama’s representatives, as they put their
proposals on the table, which was debated and voted upon.
Resulting in Florida and Michigan votes being reinstated
and the delegates being seated (but only counting as a ½ vote
instead of a whole.)
was an emotional ride for me indeed, as I’m sure it was for
you, but remember it’s not over yet. THE REAL FIGHT HAS JUST BEGUN!
you as baffled as I am, and disturbed by Senator Clinton’s speech
on Tuesday, and most importantly about her refusal to
congratulate Senator Obama on becoming the nominee? I truly am amazed about her non-concession speech!
I watched and listened to her in total amazement due to
the content of her words. I
must agree with one of the reporters who pointed out that it was
appalling when she stated in her speech “I
want to start tonight by congratulating Senator Obama and his
supporters on the extraordinary race that they have run”
and not “on the
extraordinary race they have run and WON.”
Moreover, it was all about her, with the I…I…I and
me…me…me, with all the talk about having the most popular
she is defiantly failing to acknowledge that he too received
just as much popular votes and
possibly more since: (1) in Senator Clinton’s count she is not
including the Caucus states; (2) the votes he received in
Montana since Senator Obama won by a large margin; (3) the votes
he probably would have received if all of the approximately 4.2
million registered democratic
voters of Florida had voted instead of the 1.75 million; and (4)
let us not forget about Michigan where folks didn’t even have
an opportunity to vote for Senator Obama.
actions that are portrayed by Senator Clinton are unethical and
this “script was flipped” and Senator Obama was not the
nominee he would have been attacked, scorned and hated for not
congratulating Senator Clinton and not announcing his defeat and
moving on IMMEDIATELY.
entire charade is distasteful! To
me it is detrimental to the Democratic Party, and distressing
and harmful to the voters.
What about those who voted for Senator Obama?
This is driving a deeper wedge into the souls of these
folks. So, come on Senator Clinton, “give credit where
credit is due”; make your speech; congratulate Senator Obama
and his camp on their impressive win; talk to your supporters
and pledge that you will join with Senator Obama and will help to fight the race against Senator
McCain and the old Republican administration; bow out and
lets move on to the real fight for the White House.
this certainly should not be the way a proud Democratic
candidate, a Senator, a "strong" woman and most importantly a
former First Lady should act. It
would have been so reverent and humbling for her to just
modestly walk away IMMEDIATELY without letting folks see how
distraught she is about not winning and becoming the nominee.
I strongly think she should have truly humbled herself
and projected strength to everyone, especially her supporters IMMEDIATELY
and reassured them that she will do everything in her power to
support Senator Obama - moreover do everything in her power to
make sure that her Democratic party takes the White House in
Note to Senator Clinton:
Please Senator Clinton say what you have to say with
love and respect and move on, so we can get on with this goal of
getting the Republican Party out, and on to CHANGE!!!
I UNDERSTAND SHE WILL DO THIS ON SATURDAY 6/7/08 - WHICH IS
GREAT. However, I also understand she plans on keeping all
of her delegates when she does this (for what reason? I don't
know and can't imagine why.) Additionally, it was reported
that she and Senator Obama met "face to face" and sat
down and talked on Thursday night 6/5/08.
on to the next problem which everyone is "up in arms
about" - Who will be The Vice Presidential Candidate?
Everyone is pressuring Senator Obama to make Senator
Clinton his Vice Presidential Running mate.
Hummm, I’ve given this a lot of thought and I
absolutely cannot support or agree with this scenario.
Along the campaign trail, I lost a lot of trust and
respect for Senator Clinton, especially after the last statement
she made regarding the late Robert Kennedy and the assassination
honestly took into consideration her strength, her tenacity, her
popularity and even her combative nature, but some of the issues
that she brought up during the campaign trail made me look
deeper into this situation. I've come to the conclusion
that her being his Vice Presidential running mate would
practically be extremely detrimental to Senator Obama’s
position. I don't
believe anyone could honestly trust this woman to be
unconditionally truthful, honorable and respectful!
However, this is still in the early stages, so we will have to
wait and see who Senator Obama and his Vice Presidential
Selection Committee come up with.
I close out this "piece" on Senator Obama, I say
congratulations to him, his wife, children and his entire camp
on this great win and for accomplishing something so
historic. We all must keep him in our prayers so that he
is protected always; and yes...so that he becomes the First
African-American President of the United States.!
As this new race begins, keep Senator Obama in your thoughts and
prayers so that he will be safe and far away from any
harm. Kindly continue standing up and not
accepting the same old tactics, rhetoric
and old politics. Most importantly, let us get ready to
vote in the Presidential election for Senator Barack Obama". With your support and votes Senator
Obama will succeed and will be the PRESIDENT. We are certain he is "the
one"..."the one" who absolutely has the
ability and wisdom to move us forward; "the one"
who has the answers to all of the many issues plaguing America
currently, and we know he is "the one" who can take us
forward toward that change we are seeking in a positive
manner. I hope you are looking forward to
the overall change as I am in November, so lets continue making history
below video is of Senator Barack Obama's speech in St.
Paul, Minnesota on Tuesday, June 3, 2008. The
historic night where he clinched the Democratic
for President - The first African-American Presidential
Nominee giving his Victorious Speech!
Courtesy of New
Picture below to launch the video!
(28 minutes and
June Caribbean-American Heritage Month -
Thursday, June 5th marked the 2nd Anniversary of this Special
Caribbean-American Heritage Month - In
the 109th Congress both the House and Senate unanimously
approved H.Con.Res.71, a measured introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee
(D-Oakland), on June 5, 2006 President George W. Bush issued a
proclamation designating June as Caribbean - American Heritage
Month. This proclamation acknowledges the growing
political and economic influence of the Caribbean Diaspora and
its importance and contribution to the development of the
cultural diversity of the United States.
Office of the Press Secretary
May 29, 2008
Heritage Month, 2008
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of
Heritage Month is an opportunity to show our
appreciation for the many ways Caribbean Americans have
contributed to our country.
Americans have helped to shape our national fabric with
their vibrant traditions and their unique history. They
have brightened our lives with the spirit and vitality
of their culture. Through strong leadership and pride in
their heritage, they have enriched America. In all walks
of life, they have contributed their many talents and
added to our Nation's development and prosperity.
especially show our gratitude for the men and women of
Caribbean descent who have served bravely in our Armed
Forces and those still serving today. These heroes have
answered a call greater than self, and we keep them in
our thoughts and prayers.
June, we celebrate and recognize the Caribbean Americans
whose determination and hard work have helped make our
country a better place.
THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United
States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in
me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do
hereby proclaim June 2008 as Caribbean-American Heritage
Month. I encourage all Americans to learn more about the
history and culture of Caribbean Americans and their
contributions to our Nation.
WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
twenty-ninth day of May, in the year of our Lord two
thousand eight, and of the Independence of the United
States of America the two hundred and thirty-second.
GEORGE W. BUSH
The DC Film festival that
celebrates this special month starts this weekend, so log on to
page for all the details on this and all the other events taking
place celebrating this month. Additionally, on June 26th
plan on attending the 10 Annual Legislative Forum and Reception
which is scheduled to take place on Capital Hill - FREE; and June 27th, - A Youth Leadership Institute on
International Development will take place. For all the details on these events log on to: http://www.caribbeanamericanmonth.org
or click the banner below. Again, go to our
page for all the events celebrating this special month!
To our local readers and to many of our
out-of-towners as well, don't forget on Friday, June 6th - Pan
Masters Steel Orchestra will hold their Annual Calypso Monarch
Semi-finals at their Pan Yard in North Brentwood,
Maryland. The Image band is scheduled to perform at the
"After-Show Jam". Click the picture above to see
the details, or scroll down to our "Featured Events"
Section to view the flyer.
This Saturday, June 7th, Join DC
Caribbean Carnival for their Pre-Carnival Fete. Click the
picture above or scroll down to our "Featured Events to get
the details, or click the following link: http://www.ariousentertainment.us/DCCC2008PreCarnivalFeteJune7Fundraiser.htm
On Saturday, June 7th, the mas band "Family and
Friends" will hold their postponed fundraiser/band launching
of their band "Galaxy
and Beyond. Last Saturday due to inclement weather this
event was postponed. It will take place in Baltimore
Maryland at the same location (which is listed on the flyer).
Click the picture above or scroll down to our "Featured Events to get
the details or click the following link: http://www.ariousentertainment.us/Family&FriendsGalaxy&Beyond2008PresentationSA.htm
There is one
more week left before Fathers Day will be
celebrated, so we urge you to begin your
shopping now. Click
Here for our "Men's Shop" page which features some
items for men from our Partners.
to the many who have sent me e-mails in
response to my past E-Newsletters and lots of important
information. Most importantly I thank you for your
encouraging words! So until next week...and please enjoy this Weekend!!
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year AIDS Walk
Caribbean, Brooklyn, New
York 5K walk is set for
Sunday June 8, 2008.
Its goal is to
raise funds for the CPIC
AIDS PROGRAM and bring
awareness to the impact
of HIV/AIDS in Caribbean
American and Immigrant
communities. I'm looking
forward to completing
this 5K walk, enjoy the
Post Walk Festivities
at Wingate Park,
can make a donation,
start a team at school,
church or at work.
Get your friends, family
and colleagues to
make a donation. Start a
Team Today. AIDS
Walk Caribbean Team
$600,000 which we will accomplish
through the support of everyone.
WHEN: Sunday June 8, 2008
TIME: 1000 AM- Registration and
WHERE: Flatbush & Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn New York (Final
Destination Wingate Park Brooklyn
Should you have questions about
becoming a team leader, or
creating a team please call Truda
Hickman at 718 576-1839 or mail
To learn more, please contact Dawn
Stewart at 718 576-1839 or 703
441-2619 or email us at email@example.com.