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It’s All About Values

You work hard for what you want in life.  Your word is your bond.  You do what you say you’re going to do.  You treat people with dignity and respect even if you don’t know them and even if you don’t agree with them. –Michelle Obama


Normally I don’t blog until Thursday…but I think we can all agree this is not a normal situation.  We are about to have a black family as the “First Family”!  The Democratic National Convention got underway last night.  Caroline Kennedy did a great job of endorsing Obama again, and Ted Kennedy made the trip from his sick bed to show his support for Obama.  I have never really paid too much attention to the DNC, but again, this is not a normal situation.


I know the buzz in every office is Michelle Obama’s speech from last night.  Girlfriend was magnificent!!!  As a black woman, I was excited to see someone that looked like me deliver such a humble yet eloquent speech.  She spoke from her heart, and her words were genuine and true.  Her speech wasn’t a campaign speech.  It was a wife and mother talking about her husband and their dreams for their children. She delivered for Barack last night!  She even spoke nicely about Tiny Tears, which I think was very classy.  When Michelle said “your word is your bond”…I knew she was a city girl for real.  When was the last time you heard someone emphatically say “word is bond” as they swore a truth to you.  On the playground if you didn’t end it with “word is bond”, it meant nothing!  Word is bond…Michelle is alright with me!


If the Kennedy’s were Camelot, The Obama’s are royalty for a new generation.  Their message of values and personal responsibility is something that has been lacking in recent years.  I am not sure who is on the agenda for tonight, but I’ll be watching!  In the mean time, I wanted to open the “blog” for commentary from you all!  How do you think Michelle did last night?



August 26, 2008 - Posted by | Opinion, Politics


  1. Michelle Obama for Vice President!! :-))

    Comment by Shangazi | August 26, 2008

  2. I was never more proud to be a black woman in america. Michelle Obama did an outstanding job. I’m sure Barack was very proud of his wife.

    Comment by Pam | August 26, 2008

  3. I gave a standing ovation in my living room by myself! I have never been so proud to be a black woman in America! She can represent for me anyday! Go Michelle!

    Comment by Venom | August 26, 2008

  4. first of all, that sister is just badd anyway….she is sharp, poise, and well put together. but when i heard her speak last night, i was just totally in awe. not that i did not expect her to bring it, but she was just so tight and so real and yet, unrehearsed and natural. she set the stage for women everywhere and really, in my opinion, offered us a challenge…to be women of our word, to honor our families, and to make a real difference in our communities and the world. go first family!!

    Comment by MikBaby | August 26, 2008

  5. I watched Michelle Obama’s speech last night along with three generations of females in my family – ages ranging from 82 to 24. She spoke from her heart connected with all three generations of us watching her. We too applauded at the end of her speech. She is a sister to be proud of in so many ways. She represents all that is to come. I couldn’t have been more proud of her. Last night I realized that we not only supporting Barack but we are supporting a CHANGE in our lives that all generations need and are entitled to.

    Comment by Miss Linda | August 26, 2008

  6. Sho you right! Michelle has been called the “closer” by some members of the media because of her ability to deliver when asked. Boy…she delivered for her man last night! I felt the love and passion she displayed for her husband through my TV. She showed that the Cosby’s wasn’t just some sitcom of a black family thriving…but an actually reality. She change perceptions and made blacks proud! I’ve never been more proud of my race than I was last night. Michelle is a model that all First Ladies (yes, I’m claiming it) will be compared against for years to come. Now that we’re all motivated and inspired, go to http://www.barackobama.com and donate!

    Love, Peace and Hair Grease

    Comment by Myreon G | August 26, 2008

  7. The Obama’s are definitely Royalty, I cannot think of another couple white or black that is put together better than those two. Michelle was articulate and eloquent throughout her speech. It made me proud to be an African American…And I want her to continue to touch fist with her husband because that’s what we do, get used to it America…. Barack the vote!

    Comment by Urban Royalty | August 27, 2008

  8. After watching Michelle Obama so eloquently speak, she made me proud to not only be African American, but she made me proud to be a woman. Standing on that podium, she represented so many of us, (mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, the lower/middle-class & change)She spoke so passionately about the bond that African American families have…love, something that has not been recgonized, or shall I say WON’T be recognized amongst other races. What a confident woman who loves her husband & children unconditionally. Although she is his equal, she has her man’s back. Michelle proved that she can be very vocal as a first lady because she is very intelligent yet she knows her role, and does not come across with arrogance.

    Comment by melodicsoundz | August 27, 2008

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