Open Thread: What was your favorite (or most memorable) African American Moment of 2008?

We saw one of the greatest African American moments in African American history on Nov 4th when Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of these United States.  Hello, Negro wants to know about the other moments that you feel are significant in 2008.  Maybe is was a terrible moment, a sad moment, a wonderful moment, or a personal moment.

What spoke to you in 2008?
What made you mad in 2008?
What made you say “That negro is crazy!” in 2008?
What moved your black, beautiful soul in 2008? :)

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8 Responses to Open Thread: What was your favorite (or most memorable) African American Moment of 2008?

  1. my favorite black moment of the year outside the election of obama was the absolute hoopla that followed the election. i saw 100 people doing the electric slide at the intersection of 13th and u st nw in dc. you can’t pay for that, fam. including white people. yes we can.

  2. as for what made me sad, i would say the exchange of words between ice t and soulja boy. it was like seeing u-god fight mack daddy from kris kross, i.e. totally absurd.

  3. marci

    usain bolt’s 100 & 200m triumph @ olympic games…. then 3rd…michael johnson’s face as he realises that is 200m record is going, going…gone.. the utter disbelief and awe as usain made it look so easy…

  4. tamara

    what spoke to me:
    condi taking a stand on a very serious worldwide issue that impacts black americans in many ways_ sex slaves! i loved her for the first time- she showed us she was a woman and a african american one , for what i felt was the first time. this situation is HORRIBLE and we black folks need to stand up and be counted among those who would stop it!

    Letter from Secretary Condoleezza Rice

    Dear Reader:

    Two hundred years ago, the British Parliament outlawed the trans-Atlantic slave trade, culminating a decades-long struggle led by William Wilberforce.

    Trafficking in persons is a modern-day form of slavery, a new type of global slave trade. Perpetrators prey on the most weak among us, primarily women and children, for profit and gain. They lure victims into involuntary servitude and sexual slavery. Today we are again called by conscience to end the debasement of our fellow men and women. As in the 19th century, committed abolitionists around the world have come together in a global movement to confront this repulsive crime. President George W. Bush has committed the United States Government to lead in combating this serious 21st century challenge, and all nations that are resolved to end human trafficking have a strong partner in the United States.

    The seventh annual Trafficking in Persons Report documents efforts by foreign governments to prevent human trafficking, prosecute criminals, and protect their victims. The report probes even the darkest places, calling to account any country, friend or foe, that is not doing enough to combat human trafficking.

    The power of shame has stirred many to action and sparked unprecedented reforms; and the growing awareness has prompted important progress in combating this crime and assisting its victims wherever they are found.

    Defeating human trafficking is a great moral calling of our day. Together with our allies and friends, we will continue our efforts to bring this cruel practice to an end. Thank you for joining the new abolitionist movement. Together we can make a difference, and together we can build a safer, freer, and more prosperous world for all.

    Sincerely,

    Condoleezza Rice

    what made me think ” these negroes are deluded/crazy!” :
    i was a clinton supporter! after seeing her lash out at barrack and her blatantly angry stance i found her distasteful- she really showed her true colors and even though i would have voted for her anyway (if she had won) just to get rid of bush…i do not like her or her so called ‘black’ husband anymore. i think they both suck rotten eggs and black people are fools to continue to support these a**holes.
    “A visibly angry Sen. Hillary Clinton lashed out Saturday at Sen. Barack Obama over campaign literature that she said he knows is “blatantly false.”
    “Shame on you, Barack Obama,” she said.”

    what made me mad:
    this blatantly racist cop mess has to end! this baby was shot over a few dime bags of crack!
    Wednesday, January 30, 2008
    Lima , Ohio Police Shoot and Kill Mother With Baby In Her Arms
    Yet another police shooting of an unarmed Black person, and this time of a mother, in her own home, who was carrying an infant in her arms when she was shot dead. The New York Times reports:

    Some facts are known. A SWAT team arrived at Ms. Wilson’s rented house in the Southside neighborhood early in the evening of Jan. 4 to arrest her companion, Anthony Terry, on suspicion of drug dealing, said Greg Garlock, Lima’s police chief. Officers bashed in the front door and entered with guns drawn, said neighbors who saw the raid.

    Moments later, the police opened fire, killing Ms. Wilson, 26, and wounding her 14-month-old son, Sincere, Chief Garlock said. One officer involved in the raid, Sgt. Joseph Chavalia, a 31-year veteran, has been placed on paid administrative leave. New York Times

    Posted by Francis L. Holland Blog at 5:06 AM

    and what moved my black beautiful soul?
    the tremendous support i received from black health care workers when diagnosed with breast cancer! i was given royal treatment ,showered with love and affection,support and empathy. i knew i was in trouble when i noticed a elderly black nurse kept shadowing my movements,watching me like a hawk, offering to ‘get that baby for you’- because i had no idea it was serious, thinking ‘ i am too young for cancer’ and had bought my young son with me for the mammogram: she knew it was cancer and did everything she could to help soften the blow. this ‘stranger’ let me know that if i wanted to fall the hell out and lose my mind when the doctor finally told me the ugly truth, she WAS THERE FOR ME, in any way i needed her.i did not ‘loose it’- i was going to be strong for MY baby,you know. the ‘big mama’s ” of our world never rest,they are vigilant and they are strong,they hold us ALL up everyday,in countless ways! black women- I LOVE YOU!

  5. nottheredbaron

    Jesse Jackson saying he wanted chop Obama’s nuts off.

  6. ‘Barack Obama projected to be the 44th President of the United States’.

  7. InataSordrods

    Nothing seems to be easier than seeing someone whom you can help but not helping.
    I suggest we start giving it a try. Give love to the ones that need it.
    God will appreciate it.

  8. hello,

    I’m new in the forum, let me introduce

    I’m french speaking well english, I’m 31 yo geek and song producer some times, so if there are people here that share the same interest, let me know.

    I would like to tell that I love the forum, I hope I can be a good member for a moment.

    thanks all

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