History Made: Michelle Obama

Politics aside.

Watching Michelle Obama headline the opening night of the Democratic National Convention was more than a political moment (watch here part 1 and part 2). It was historical one. Throughout her speech, I saw progress that so many of the past leaders of our community hoped for in their time but pushed for in the future; a future that was realized last night.

Article after article, both here and at other sites we discuss and comment on the poor examples that are constantly presented with regard to the views and perceptions of black America, particularly black women. Personally, the hope was not to solely eradicate the prescence of video girls, etc but also to provide counter examples through major media of what black women truly embody.
This was finally presented in Michelle Obama’s address. We saw something different, a positive example. And undeniable example of greatness in black. Most importantly, a real example. No longer do we need to identify with the Huxtables as a true example of what Black America consist of. I may be a bit of a a fanatic but her presence as not a potential first lady but as a leader was more than timely it was far overdue. She is a black woman in all of its glory and I am sure that I am not alone in being more than moved by her speech.
Regardless of what your political or apolitical affiliation, as a person of color today we can feel as though one of the many mountains to be moved actually may have been budged tonight.

Politics aside, this election has made a reality of many of our hopes. I am proud of what I saw yesterday and over the course of the past months with the Obama family not only as a family in politics but a solid example of positivity in the black community.


3 Comments to ‘History Made: Michelle Obama’:

  1. Paula on 26 Aug 2008 at 11:07 am: 1

    She was just amazing. Especially because some of the speeches were so dry. She really connected with her audience and delivered the type of speech that helped anchor the idea of Obama as the change America needs. Hopefully it was enough to take the Obama family into the white house. And her dress was too cute.

  2. Pierce on 26 Aug 2008 at 4:09 pm: 2

    I thought the speech was good. She had a slow start then really got rolling around “part 2”. A little cliche’ at times, but I will admit that she sent a shiver or two up my spine before she stepped off stage. As a whole the convention left much to be desired but Michelle Obama was clearly a highlight

  3. Arthur on 30 Aug 2008 at 6:46 pm: 3

    McCain-Palin 08

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Published on August 26, 2008 at 10:00 am. 3 Comments.
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