November 6, 2012 – You Matter

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We woke up HYPE this morning. November 4, 2008 was a monumental day in our household. Everyone went about their way and made it to the polls about 7:05 am. The drive over gave me the time to talk to my baby about the importance of voting. I told him how people looked down on blacks & women & treated them like second class citizens. I told stories of people being beaten, hosed, bitten by dogs & jailed just because they wanted the same rights as White Men. After I gave him his lil history lesson, then I told him I was voting for Barack Obama and I explained why. I ended this story by saying that Barack Obama is a Black man. Everything about my 9 year old son straightened up. You could see the confidence in his eyes. He was no longer slouching, he put his head in the air and his shoulders back and said if he can become the first black president, maybe I can be the next 1. I told him I’ll be the first to cast my vote!

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