Posts tagged "barack obama"

HOWARD MORGAN IS GOING HOME!

HOWARD MORGAN IS GOING HOME!
Former Governor Pat Quinn commuted the sentence of Howard Morgan which means Quinn changed the sentence length to Time Served. Thank you Governor Quinn for reaching out and helping the wrongfully convicted. Thank you everyone who worked so hard to bring justice to Mr. Morgan and his family. There is more work to do. Next we... Read more »

An Open Letter to Governor Pat Quinn #FreeHowardMorgan

An Open Letter to Governor Pat Quinn #FreeHowardMorgan
Dear Governor Quinn, As you prepare to leave office today, I sincerely thank you for your service and dedication to represent all the people. African-Americans in the state of Illinois greatly benefited from your legislation and the access to government you provided. Your message of “Everyone In and No One Left Out” perfectly summarizes your... Read more »

Michelle Obama at the Oscars

Michelle Obama at the Oscars
I was pleasantly surprised when Michelle Obama popped up to present the Academy Award for Best Picture via satellite. I thought to myself: 1) finally something semi-exciting is happening and 2) what an efficient use of her time and my tax dollars. The job of the FLOTUS is to be an ambassador of good will... Read more »
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Am I the only one excited for the inauguration?

Am I the only one excited for the inauguration?
Okay, I’m exaggerating. I know I’m not the only one excited for the President’s second inauguration, but I’m getting tired of people saying that attendance for this event will be significantly less than in 2009. I’m in my mid-30’s and seven years ago I thought I’d never see a black President in my lifetime. For... Read more »

After the Reelection of Barack Obama…What?

After the Reelection of Barack Obama…What?
On November 6th, 2012, the country reelected Barack Obama as president. As an African-American Democratic Chicagoan, I was ecstatic. I partied so hard Tuesday night that I had to drag myself to work Wednesday morning. After work, I really wanted to go home and sleep, but my favorite American poet, writer, activist, and educator, Nikki... Read more »

First Lady Michelle Obama visits Chicago

First Lady Michelle Obama visits Chicago
Yesterday I attended the Gen44 Chicago Reception for First Lady Michelle Obama. The event took place at Venue One located at 1044 West Randolph Street. Recommended attire was business/business casual and comfortable footwear was recommended since it was a largely standing reception. This is my second Obama reception so I knew to dress super cute and don... Read more »
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