Monday, December 24, 2007

Your Black World Man of the Year: Barack Obama

Barack Obama was the 2007 Your Black World Man of the Year. Obama, the only black presidential candidate and the strongest black presidential candidate ever, has taken the world by storm. He has gone through a year of ups and downs and forced Black America to reconsider what it means to be black in America. He is a form of black power that some consider to be powerless. At the same time, it is a type of black power greater and different from any other black power we've ever had before. He has made the nation into a wild pack of believers, and even has some of his white supporters jumping up and down with excitement.

His wife Michelle stands by his side, both during public appearances and on the covers of magazines. As Black America's first family, the Obamas seem new to the dirt of American politics. Some consider the perceived purity to be refreshing, some consider it a hindrance. It is yet to be seen if Obama can get things done like his competitor, who is a veteran of Washington politics and has alot of friends who owe her favors. At the same time, Obama's detachment from Washington allowed him to have the courage to vote against the war that no one wanted, which Hillary Clington did not have.

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