Thursday, March 26, 2009

Black History Month has come and gone ... will it one day be folded in with American history?

Might just as well. As the great Dick Gregory used to say, "...they gave us the month with two days missing, anyway!"

Perhaps that will take a bit longer to achieve, but we're working on it.

This year it was easier -- less of the generic to deal with -- with the great Inaugural events to report on; the trip to Washington, D.C., and sharing thoughts about what it all means.

The city employees hosted their annual luncheon with speeches and great food and so much to celebrate. I'm doing a bit better at the celebrity thing, but it's still not quite "me."

Sad note: I hope you've read the obituary published today at the death of John Hope Franklin at the age of 94. What an impressive man -- and what an exceptional life he lived. The grandson of a slave who rose to great heights as an educator. Black History Month was his brain child. Please take the time to do so if you've haven't.

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