Having this day off has always given me a moment to say thank you for the many sacrifices that my ancestors made and reflect on the progress of my people. This year however, I find myself a little less optimistic towards the process. But don’t fret, I am not about to go on a rant over the election and my disbelief, contempt, and disappointment that accompanies it. Believe me, everything that I feel has already been said and echoed a hundred times over.
Instead I will focus my attention on the positive. In my lifetime, I saw a black man sworn in to be The President of these United States, twice. He served with dignity, compassion, and purpose. He was the exact opposite of everything that every naysayer ever said he would be. He made us proud.
Happy Birthday Dr. King and Farewell President Obama
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.