Thursday, February 28, 2008

Great News!!!

I definitely respect John Lewis for listening to his constituents and making the tough decision to go against "loyalty" and side with what's best for the American people: Barack Obama!

Monday, February 25, 2008

What Happens to a Dream Deferred?

The TV adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun aired on ABC tonight and I LOVED it. I got to go to the play on Broadway and meet the cast and I really enjoyed it - even Diddy (shocking, but again his performance was pretty good).

My question is - is this play still relevant? In short, my answer is YES. Everyone has a dream, but what happens when an entire culture is held back from ever getting the opportunity to achieve them? Clearly there's no such thing as an easy way out. Moving forward takes time, dedication, strength, HOPE, energy, and a clear vision. Sound familiar?

What did you think of the movie?

Why I Love Michelle Obama!

Ok, most people who know me know I LOVE Oprah. Well I've found a new favorite - Michelle Obama. I have a couple of reasons that should show you why:

Ann Couric's "Tough" Questioning? Not for Michelle!

And in response to the ignorant comments made by Tavis Smiley during the State of the Black Union mini controversy --> Click Here for the Audio

Classy, intelligent, charming, direct. Hillary could take some pointers from Michelle. But lets hope she doesn't. ;-)

George Lopez Endorses Barack Obama!

The media was definitely leading me to believe that a majority of hispanics were overwhelmingly pro-Hillary. I guess not. There is hope for Texas! Wahoooooo.

I completely understand where he's coming from. I admire his love for his community. His willingness to step outside of the box and be the impetus for change. To give a people hope is something we all need.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Clearly Hillary is Muy Bipolar!!!

Definition of Bipolar (courtesy of wikipedia): "Bipolar disorder is not a single disorder, but a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated mood, clinically referred to as mania." - Read more here.

Message you can Xerox

Emotional Temper Tantrum at it's Finest: Pure Desperation

Psycho - She Clearly Needs Help

$5 says she cries at Tuesday's Debate. For real.

Obama's Response

Friday, February 22, 2008

Preach Derrick!

This young man articulates (TO A TEE) why young, educated Americans are so eager to have a president like Obama in the white house. This has definitely inspired me to become more knowledgeable of the policy differences between Obama and Hillary. Please view both videos as one states more technical reasons for voting for Obama, while the second is speaking more to the emotional reasons for supporting the Obama campaign. Both are valid. Both deserve to be heard. Thanks Derrick.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

This is Wrong....But the Lord knows my Heart!!

Lord, forgive me, but I can't stop laughing - please look at her face while she's singing - she's SO sincere. The girl is so sweet. LOL, I kinda did that in vocal lessons... Simon said if the Lord gave me that, I'd give it BACK!!!! ROTFL!

Amen Sista....

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Obama - Clean Sweep! - MD, DC AND VA!

I'll be honest, this morning when I got up from bed, I was pretty confident that Obama would sweep DC and Maryland. But NEVER did I expect for him to win Virginia by such a HUGE margin. I mean 64% of democrats in Virginia (with a state called Lynchburg) ALL feel that a man named "Barack Obama" is the best candidate for the president of the United States of America.

I must say that I'm finally getting that feeling of being a true "American." You know, that feeling I had when I walked on campus at my HBCU. That feeling that you REALLY belong. That you are on a level playing field with everyone else. That feeling of - if you work hard, and stand for the right things - you really can do ANYthing. Serious moment for me.

When I arrived at the polling station today to vote, I was kind of taken aback. It's really difficult for me to put into words how I actually felt when I saw Barack Obama's name on the ballot. It actually shocked me how emotional that moment was, going to vote for this man who has over the course of these past few months, has inspired so many (including myself). How he can, in the face of all odds, and in the midst of extraordinary criticism and cynicism continue to SWEEP all these states is just outrageous. I LOVE IT! He and Michelle (we're on a first name basis) are the epitome of who I want to be. Successful, intelligent, ambitious, idealistic, confident, proactive, and community focused - not to mention grounded in God with a central focus on family. What an honor it will be to have them leading our country.

I happened to find Michelle's interview with Larry King on Youtube, and thought I'd share. Luvs it! She's definitely no Laura bush (who I strongly believe is a Stepford Wife).

(Delegates - Obama - 1215 Clinton - 1190)

I love how she answered the question about whether she's ready for the pressure of being the first black first lady. She said "Hey, I am who I am." I loved it.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

It's Official Obama is a Rock Star!!

For the record, I've been ignoring all the conversations regarding what the "world is ready for" vs. what it's not - nonsense. Clearly America IS ready to spice things up a bit - Obama raised over 7 million dollars in 36 hours, while Clinton had to dip on those pockets for a mere $5 million. She has some BIG players in her corner too - namely lobbyists and celebrities across America - so that was a shock. So, like Obama said last night I refuse to listen to ignorant cynicism, which most often tends to cover for wisdom.

Yesterday Obama SWEPT Hillary big time in Louisiana, Washington State, and Nebraska. What?! Nebraska? It is SO on... Her strategy? To parrot everything Barack says in her own speeches and bash Bush (too easy). Come on now - you can do better - or maybe you can't.

This weekend and through Tuesday he will be in the Chesapeake area (DC, MD, VA) campaigning. Luckily I'm pretty sure he has MD and DC on LOCK. VA will take a little work but he's used to hitting the concrete and working for his, so I'm claiming that too. He tends to do extremely well with the educated middle-to-high income demographic, so from what I know of northern VA, he should be in there.

Oh, and regarding Fiddy's ignorant comment the other day, I thought this article was HILARIOUS -

FYI....1148 DELEGATES (CLINTON) TO 1121 DELEGATES (OBAMA). - 7:18pm Eastern

Check out Larry King tomorrow night to see Michelle Obama.


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

50-Cent endorses Hillary Clinton

The most ignorant comment I've heard yet. He "thinks she'd do a good job." LOL. Hilarious. Thanks for that "Mr. Cent" - but please stay off the news from now on.


Every black person in America.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Yes We Can!!! - In Preparation of Super Tuesday...

I just received this video and wanted to share with everyone. In an effort to ensure that America sees change in the coming months, I just want to urge any and everyone to VOTE. There's hope. Our democracy is one that encourages all to vote. Many feel that their vote doesn't count - the reason for that is because we do not stand united. For tomorrow and the upcoming weeks, I just want for you to stand united with me and invoke change. We deserve it. We can definitely do it - YES WE CAN...

Friday, February 1, 2008

Guess who's Bizzzack!?!

Ok ok, it's been a while, but I'm baaaaaaaack. There's been A LOT going on - personally work drama, but that's all behind me and things are looking up BIG time! So I thought I'd share news I found interesting while sitting here waiting to file my taxes. [Time out. Let us take some time out and pray that I get a refund and don't have to pay ANYthing. Amen.]

Now back to what's been going on in the world. Where do I start? I know EXACTLY where to start - my favorite candidate of all time: Barack Obama. I had the opportunity to go to the rally held in DC where he, Ted Kennedy, along with Caroline Kennedy spoke at American Univeristy this past Monday. It was a HUGE moment in history - same place JFK spoke 40+ years before. I can't wait to have kids to tell them about that day in history - it was awesome. If my friend allows, I'll share some pics she took at the rally.

Just standing there taking in the fact that the best candidate of 2008 happens to be a black man in America - hearing the passion in his voice - the applause from the crowd - the unity - the sheer excitement for what COULD be in America - nearly brought tears to my eyes [but I'm no punk, lol]. I've never experienced anything like that before. And I'm glad I got an opportunity to do that this week.

Another update is I got a chance to finally go through some paperwork that had been accumulating in my place since I moved in. During clearing out some paperwork I ran across some of my mother's old things. In case you didn't know, my mother passed away in 1999, right before my senior year in high school. Since then, I've never really finished going through some of her paperwork. But anyway, let me tell you what I found:

First, I found an AWESOME short story she'd written. It was written from the perspective of it being 6 years in the future. She was healthy and growing in the Lord, and was able to fulfill her dream of ministering to street folks in my hometown. She always identified with those who had lost faith in their journey with God and did her best to minister to those most in need. Just knowing what she'd gone through gives me hope and renewed faith that I can definitely pursue anything and everything I want to in my life. Particularly my non-profit organization in my hometown of Gary, Indiana. So I'm getting it poppin' in 08 .

So far it's been a really busy year. I'm starting a business, working on the non-profit business plan/proposal, and trying to grow in my career. I must say that I'm blessed to have some of the opportunities I have, so I won't complain. God is good...

But I'll keep in touch a little better. I promise. How about once/week? ;-)