I love idea of blogging but like many things I want to do, there simply is not enough time in a day to get things done. That said, now that primary season has ended and Obama is the nominee, I feel the urge to write. Specifically as a Black woman, I feel there is so much to say, so starting today I will attempt an entry at least 2-3 times a week. Now that Obama has the nomination, it feels like the spotlight is on Black women since in MSM his wife is being called an “angry black woman”. Well I will confess that at times I am an angry Black woman, so stay tuned to some insights from a angry black woman from Chicago who is currently passing time in the great state of Maine.
I started this election season off feeling rather apathetic, I am from Chicago but initially was not feeling Obama.. then Iowa happened and I started to beleive.. could it possible that a man of color could actually garner enough votes to win the nomination?? Needless to say I started to pay closer attention to the happenings, then Hillary cried (don’t even get me started on them damn crocodile tears) and won New Hampshire. Yet I was starting to feel Obama had something to offer and while the tide may be changing I am still thinking there might be something there but…
Caught a few minutes of the debates last night and honestly while Obama got angry, I also thought he felt whiny. Yet I know for a fact that as a child of the working class; and a woman with Democratic ties that Hillary defiitely does not speak to me. The question though is can Obama pull it off? He is eloquent as hell yet a talk with my brother the other night revealed what I have been thinking, what exactly does this man stand for? As a former community organizer myself, I know the key to garnering support is eloquence but honestly this country is a mess, we need someone who not just a great speaker but someone who can lead this ship back on course. Truthfully while as a Black woman I want to support this brotha, truth is I am a tad ambivalent.
7 months of unemployment, a rambunctious 2 year old and a stack of bills have me starring in a new role… aka the at home Momma. Technically I am only a pt stay at home Momma since lovely daughter still attends daycare part time and I do still have a column I write and I am still looking for a job.
In any event this blog is my attempt at daily musings, initially when I thought about blogging it was to compliment the writing I do for the Portland Phoenix where I write a monthly column Diverse City where I talk about diversity in the state of Maine. However at this point I have decided to muse about diversity in Maine and out, politics, world happenings as well as my own personal life. So check in often.. I am bound to have something on my mind.