Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Is it a New Day of Hope?

Thoughts By: B. Brown

On November 4, 2008, history was made when the American people elected Barack Obama the 44th President of the United States! We as America are in uncharted waters with our 1st African-American President and a lot of people are concerned about what is going to happen in the near future.

I don't know what is going to happen either, but I know that we could not afford another term with a Republican President in office. For people of color and the working class, it would be terribly bad!

I am thankful for the fact that Obama won and is in position to make positive changes that will not only help african-americans, but all American people. Economically, the working class (middle) has to be in position to earn decent money because they are the ones that spend the most money. Eliminate the working class (middle) and you will only have very, very wealthy people and very, very poor people. That is a scary image and very reminiscent of the slavery era.

One of the most beautiful things about Obama's victory is the fact that parents can now truthfully say that their African-American children can actually become President of the United States if they choose to pursue it.

As a Success Leader, I discuss and share ideas from Success University (the #1 Online Personal Development Company in the World!
http://www.winbush-brown.successuniversity.com) with youth and adults alike, and I am astonished at the fact that a lot of our young people do not realize the depth of what has happened with the election of Obama. Now our young people have the ultimate role model and hopefully they realize that it is ok to be smart, to be well groomed, to wear a suit, to speak correctly & sound intelligent and to pull their pants up! I am looking forward to the tide turning in a positive direction where more young african-american males go to college, trade school and/or technical school and start building a positive reputation which is desperately needed.

I do believe it is a NEW DAY OF HOPE with the election of Obama; and we as parents, mentors, educators, etc. have to make sure that we share our expectations with our children so that they know how we expect them to behave and conduct themselves.

Young people, all your dreams can come true if you are willing to work hard, work smart, sacrifice and never give up!

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Great statement for you and your children!!!

"Rosa [Parks] sat so Martin [Luther King, Jr.] could walk ... Martin walked so [Barack] Obama could run ... Obama is running so our kids can fly! Do not dare let his dream die! VOTE!!!"

--- Unknown Author

B. Brown's Thoughts: This statement is very profound and powerful because it clearly says that our predecessors have sacrificed for us, and each generation must take the next step and continue to move forward.

My parents were a part of the Civil Rights movement and heavily involved in the Student Movement of the 1960's and I take my voting rights very seriously. Black people officially received the right to vote in 1965. That's not that long ago. We must all excercise our right to vote and put the proper people in office and then hold them accountable.

Spike Lee's Classic Movie sums it up for me, Do the Right Thing!

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