Barack Obama officially sworn in as president of the U.S. for the second time by Chief Justice John Roberts. (White House photo by Lawrence Jackson) “Hope drowned in shadows emerges fiercely splendid–– boldly angelic.” —Aberjhani, from The River of Winged Dreams One of the political jabs with which critics of Barack Obama used to attack … More Poem for a President: Midnight Flight of the Poetry Angels
Still from National Geographic video dramatization of President Abraham Lincoln greeting troops during the American Civil War around the time the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. Welcome to the first of this special 3-part article series presented in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation: The fact that an African American sits in the … More Notes on the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation (part 1 of 3) – by Aberjhani
Passersby in New York check out billboard announcing Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election. (Reuters photograph by Carlo Allegri) “Beneath the armor of skin/and/bone/and/mind most of our colors are amazingly the same.” –from ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love (Aberjhani) Despite the Associated Press’s recent gloomy poll on racial attitudes in the United States, most Americans would … More Why Race Mattered in Barack Obama’s Re-election: Editorial and Poem (part 1) – by Aberjhani
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