A Black Man In A White House

Date: 01-11-2008 10:33 am (12 years ago) | Author: McAnthony Otobong Augustine
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Is it possible that the union of a Kenyan immigrant and an American white lady over forty years ago result in the birth of the first African American black president of the most powerful nation in the world? How possible is it that a first generation African emerge as the president of the United States of America? Is America ready to embrace a man of colour to be its president? Is it possible for a black man to be in a white house…..this and many more are the questions been asked by keen observers of the united states of America’s election slated for the first week of November.

 

Like a fairy tale, Barack obama emerged from the blues and began a journey 10 years ago that people like Martin Luther King jnr., Jesse Jackson and Rosa Park started but could not finish. As an American by birth but Kenyan by origin, the Harvard law graduate had a dream to be the best in whatever he does and he has re-written the history by becoming the first black man to clinch the democratic nomination and contesting for the top job in White House and beating top contender former first lady- Hilary Clinton.

 

The Obama emergence has poised serious questions for the African continent. If he were to be in Africa, is it possible for him to emerge as a candidate without a godfather? How many leaders in Africa are below the fifty year age? Can Africa ever become politically mature as the developed countries of the world? Can Africa ever conduct an election without bloodshed, rancor and violence? Can our electoral bodies ever become truly independent? When will we begin to have leaders that are focused, prudent and purposeful? Until these questions are answered, Africa will continue to be in her pariah state without strong and determined leaders as we have in Europe and the Americas.

 

The present state that our leaders have put us in Africa is saddening, with a population of above 600million and over 90% of the living on less than one dollar a day, Africans are under developed materially, educationally and psychologically. Save for Nelson Mandela and our first generation leaders like kwame Nkrumah, obafemi awolowo, tafawa balewa and nnamdi azikiwe, all the others are nothing but myopic power thirsty money mongers.

 

While I cannot but praise the giant strides of this true son of mother Africa that is representing the continent very well when some of his fellow compatriots engage in unwholesome practices abroad, I sincerely hope and pray that African leaders will learn a thing or two and from the American experience and reform this continent that has been reported to have over 1/3 of the worlds mineral resources and abundant human resources. Africa was the centre piece of civilization with the first world power (EGYPT) and the first university, therefore we have  no reason whatsoever to be poor, we are blessed and we should shrug off our docile nature and start holding our leaders responsible for all the actions they make on our “behalf’.

Please as you peruse this blog,remember Obama in your prayers as he ventures into the white world of the United States.

Posted: at 1-11-2008 10:33 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
- DarkCoco at 1-11-2008 06:26 PM (12 years ago)
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3 More day til election

Posted: at 1-11-2008 06:26 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DarkCoco at 2-11-2008 07:00 AM (12 years ago)
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2 more days til election

Posted: at 2-11-2008 07:00 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Kemp at 2-11-2008 07:39 AM (12 years ago)
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I have a dream...Maccain was cryin bt i do not know y

Posted: at 2-11-2008 07:39 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ifeyemi5 at 2-11-2008 07:41 AM (12 years ago)
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its possible we just pray they dont do ojoro for us.i pray there is no war that day.
Posted: at 2-11-2008 07:41 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ifeyemi5 at 2-11-2008 07:42 AM (12 years ago)
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i have a dream that obama is the first black president of american.
Posted: at 2-11-2008 07:42 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- DarkCoco at 3-11-2008 02:55 AM (12 years ago)
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2 more days

Posted: at 3-11-2008 02:55 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- yeye89 at 3-11-2008 03:00 AM (12 years ago)
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if they do nonsense with this election, don't be suprised if a riot breaks out....Just pray for the man's life and his well being, cuz we all know it's OBAMA 08....

Posted: at 3-11-2008 03:00 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ifeyemi5 at 3-11-2008 10:35 AM (12 years ago)
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1 day to go lol.
Posted: at 3-11-2008 10:35 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- DarkCoco at 4-11-2008 11:54 PM (12 years ago)
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ELECTION DAY

Posted: at 4-11-2008 11:54 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- blackberryPearl at 5-11-2008 03:21 AM (12 years ago)
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he is winning
Posted: at 5-11-2008 03:21 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- omosede at 7-11-2008 06:20 AM (12 years ago)
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It's no longer white house,is now black house.  Huh? Roll Eyes Tongue Smiley
Posted: at 7-11-2008 06:20 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- DarkCoco at 7-11-2008 04:38 PM (12 years ago)
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its Obama's house

Posted: at 7-11-2008 04:38 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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