Barack Obama has now officially been named the President of the United States of America. Today was a day that I personally never thought I would see in my lifetime. Who would have ever thought that less than 50 years after segregation ended, an African American man would become the commander in chief of our great nation?

This truly is a historic day for the world. People are celebrating and countries that once would not communicate with our leaders are now trying to open a dialog with President Obama. Maybe this can be the catalyst to help our world unite. Times are rough for everybody not just people in the United States, but folks in Europe, Asia, Africa, and every corner of the globe. It is time for a change.

People like Harriett Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglas, my grandmother, slaves, and many many people all dreamed that one day there would be equality....and now in 2009, much has been gained, but there is much more to be done. At the end of the day, Barack Obama being elected has brought hope that no dream is too big and anything can be accomplished.

In life, getting anything worth having is going to be tough but worth it at the end of the day.

-Wise Old Man

Peace to all.

DJ Grain/The Movement Fam