How We're Making History Right Now
Kicking off the week by honoring the late Martin Luther King Jr. seems a fitting set-up to what is to be a historic inauguration. After months of attack ads and dirty politics that culminated in the Capitol riots, we're taking a collective breath and setting our sites on the good news:
Little girls with black and brown skin can look to the White House and see that anything is possible. Blended families can see they're in good company. And husbands who put their wives' careers first can see they're not alone.
The New York Times reported on Sunday that Harris will not just be the first female vice president or the first black woman or first woman of Indian descent. She will also be the first to bring a blended family to the White House.
As a stepmom, I say, hell yes!
No matter who you voted for or what your politics are, let's please take a moment to honor this nugget of hope and positivity.
I've been a huge Kamala Harris fan since I met her in Atlanta years ago at a fundraising event hosted by then-mayor and her former Howard University classmate, Kasim Reed. She was inspiring, brilliant and gorgeous. I read her book and followed her career, cheering on this powerful woman from California and slowly believing that anything was possible.
Flash forward, and tomorrow she'll be sworn in as the number two most powerful person in the world. Thinking about her family, made up of Black and White folks, Jews and Gentiles, I'm ever inspired by the words of Reverend King:
..."when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last. Free at last. Thank God almighty, we are free at last."
Have a great week!