President Barack Obama has wished all Americans a happy and healthy New Year. President Obama says he hopes that brighter days will be ahead in 2010.
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I am probably telling you something you already know but just in case you don’t….I watched the most interesting panel on c-span today. it was two women who have a website called uncrowned queens,I think. Their names were Barbara Nevergold and Peggy Brooks-Bertram. They were a hoot.
They were telling the story of a book they have compiled from letters and poems written to Michelle Obama right after the election. It’s title is “Go,Tell Michelle”.
Their story is very inspiring and moving. It gave me insight into just how important she,Michelle is to AA women.The book is taking on a life of it’s own and will be valuable to future historians.
It sounded like they had quite an interesting an diverse sisterhood connected to their site.
“You are me. When I look at you, I see me. I see the young African American woman who, through good family values, strong roots, hard work, and perseverance, has come into her own … Though your journey may not be easy in the coming days, weeks, months, or years, think of us to ease your burden and pain. Think of those who you inspire. Think of those who you have given hope to. Think of those whom you have filled with pride. Think of your sister … Think of your favorite cousin. Think of your mother. Think of me. We are the same.”~from the book
Thanks LL, my daughter bought Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to the New First Lady for me as a Mother’s Day gift last year. As you probably remember, she campaigned for President Obama while in high school in 2003 here in Illinois.
Yes, Barack, Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama are very important and inspirational symbols within the African-American community and I highly recommend the book to everyone. 🙂
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