Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A long time coming

Who would have thought that a simple word could draw so much attention?


According to Webster’s Online Dictionary, this word is defined as, “An event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; the result of alteration or modification ….”

Some would say the “event” was last week’s election — when Senator Barack Obama became the president-elect of the United States. The “alteration or modification,” others would venture to say, will be when our new president takes office in January and implements his plans for the next four years.

But the evolution we are experiencing began long before Obama announced his candidacy ... long before he gave his mesmerizing keynote address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention. It is something that began a little more than 47 years ago in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read more...

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