We did it Joeee!!!
After four years of backtracking and a president leading a country with hate, ignorance and lies, we finally reached the light at the end of the tunnel. History has been made and hope has been restored! Joe Bidden has officially been sworn into office as the 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris is officially sworn in as the country's FIRST Woman, Black, and South Asian Vice President! It’s honestly a feeling of relief to have made it this far. With so much chaos leading up to this day we all have a right to just sit in this moment and enjoy it.
*Cries Van Jones tears*
Watching the Inauguration there were so many moments of Black excellence. Let’s start with our forever First Lady Michelle Obama. Rocking a burgundy monochromatic look from Black designer Sergio Hudson, she sent twitter on a frenzy! However, it was the hair that really did it, becoming its own trend on Twitter.
Watching her and former President Barack Obama fist bump Vice President Kamala as she made her entrance, was such a powerful moment. So much impact and history made with those three individuals alone. Think about it...A man with roots from Kenya, A woman from the south-side of Chicago, an HBCU graduate, and a member of the Divine Nine; all three representing so many reflections of being Black in America and experiencing rejection because of being Black in America. Now, all three having influence and impact over this entire country.
It's the standard they set they bring about an Amanda Gorman. This 22-year-old poet surpassed the expectation of presenting the inaugural poem and is the youngest to ever uphold this responsibility. With so much confidence she eloquently spoke on where we were, where we are, and where we can now go as a country. “There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.”
So we’re here, and we all are excited about entering into this new era. Now comes the work. Let’s be real, the country is in a really chaotic place, to say the least. The pandemic is STILL happening, many Americans are in need of financial relief, people want their student debt cleared, “uncivil war” is very prominent, and systematic racism has never been so obvious. But I have hope that we will come out of these four years so much better than how we went in.