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Barack is bigger than MLK?

In DIASPORA TALK, HOT BUTTON TOPIC, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, PAN-AFRICAN, ROOTZ & KULCHA, SCIENCE OF POLITICS, THE PEOPLE'S NEWS, THE WORLD, WORD ON THE STREET on January 18, 2009 at UTC.47.31.

Barack Obama is bigger than MLK. Normally this weekend would be a bevy of information about the civil rights leader, but now we are inundated with everything Obama. Is it coincidence? Or is the media trying to capitalize off the rise of his stardom?

For sure, Obama is this generations iconic leader that has been sorely missing since the days of Malcolm X, and Martin King. It seemed that each generation had an iconic leader to voice the feelings of the voiceless. Booker T. Washington had WEB DuBois, and Marcus Mosiah Garvey usurped both of them for the hearts & minds of pan-African people around the world.

Kwame Nkrumah from Ghana was a colleague of Sekou Toure of Guinea-Bissau. Haile Selassie his imperial majesty of AXUM, called Ethiopia was ompatriots with Joseph Nyere in Kenya. Leopold Senghor president from Senegal was comrades with DuBois, as well as Frantz Fanon from Martinique. As all these men were instrumental in the Negritude movement.

Stephen Biko from the Republic of South Africa was a predecessor of Nelson Mandela in the Black Consciousness movement.

Now, Obama steps on the scene. Black America and the country as a whole has been sorely lacking an enigmatic thoughtful statesman like Mr. O. Is he in the same vein as these aforementioned stalwarts of equal rights & justice for all? Only time will tell. Nonetheless, he’s come at the right time.

Finally, we have him–so lets see if we can make quantum leaps in social justice across the board for many marginalized segments of society that have been virtually ignored for the past 20-30 years. Lets see if real effective CHANGE can be attained. Its a great time to be American. Its a great time to witness this history.

There will never be another Martin Luther King, but just maybe Barack Obama is cut from the same cloth, and perpetuate the reality of hte dream that MLK espoused. Let us pray he lives to see this revelation come to fruition. We have enough martyrs, now its time to birth visionaries, statesmen, true leaders both female and male on the world stage. This is a NEW DAY!!!

FINALLY,  IN MY LIFETIME! WE HAVE WHAT MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER  WOULD CALL A ‘GREAT DAY IN THE MORNING!’ YES MOTHER DEAR WE DO, AND I CALL YOUR PRESENCE TO WITNESS THIS MOMENT! ASHE`


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