Tonight, President Obama will address the nation one last time in his much anticipated farewell speech. As I come to terms with what that really means, it’s hard to find solace. The reasons are a bit complicated, some of them easier to articulate than others, but all equally as hard to swallow. So as we prepare for what I know will be an emotional night, I’d like to reflect. I have more than a few things to say.
First Lady Michelle Obama is passionate about a lot of things. She’s brought many of her passions to the forefront with several initiatives, many of them focusing on health, women’s equality, and education. Now, as a part of her Reach Higher Initiative, Mrs. Obama is launching a new website called BetterMakeRoom.org.
Dr. Ben Carson is…well, a doctor. A neurosurgeon, to be exact. And if that isn’t one of the biggest ironies of all ironies, I just don’t know what is. And I say that because this man is soooo obtuse, that it’s hard to imagine him helping another living being with THEIR brain. Aside from Dr. Carson being incredibly out of touch, and I’m not sure how anyone could actually be a supporter.
Who’s up for some trading? I am! Over the last year, a lot has happened. And the truth is, a lot of these unfortunate (AND fortunate) events have brought out a lot of people’s true colors. Whether it be your Facebook friends, your real life friends, or your favorite celebrities, thanks to social media, we have access to EVERYBODY’S thoughts on a regular basis…and sometimes, that can be really annoying.
One thing that’s annoyed me to no end is seeing some of my favorite Black celebrities make complete and utter fools out of themselves, turning their backs on the Black community, making comments on national TV and via Twitter that they really should reconsider. So I’ve decided that there are 6 Black people that I’d like to trade in exchange for 6 White folk. Here’s who I’ve chosen: