Theory & Essay


There’s really nothing that I can write today that will suffice in light of what we’re all to witness today around noon EST.  Either you should be out partying somewhere right now, especially if you’re in Washington DC, or on your way to sleep so that you can wake up tomorrow in a different world than you went to sleep in.

Getting elected is only half the battle.  Actually becoming the President, minus the -Elect suffix is a whole different ballgame.

Tomorrow, I hope that everybody gets a chance to take some time to just appreciate Obama’s entrance into the White House.  I work for the Feds so I’m off to enjoy it.

Either way, people, we’ll be back Wednesday with some of that good ole VSBin’…however, today…

We’re going to take some time out to honor and recognize, President Barack Hussein Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America.

Get like me.

And because most of us are negroes…lol…sing with me:

Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the listening skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us,
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on till victory is won.

Stony the road we trod,
Bitter the chastening rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat,
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears have been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
Out from the gloomy past,
Till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.

God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who has by Thy might
Led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, Our God, where we met Thee;
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee;
Shadowed beneath Thy hand,
May we forever stand.
True to our GOD,
True to our native land


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Damon Young

Panama Jackson is pretty fly for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future.

  • Leila

    I’m thankful that I will get to witness this historical moment. I’m filled with so many emotions and wish that I was in DC right now, but I will be celebrating and watching the Inauguration from the West Coast.

  • SouthernGirl took the day off.

    I am not gonna let you test my gangsta before that one *mccain point* puts hand to bible! I will not!!

    *special limited edition presidential stars*

  • Shay-d-lady

    one PJ has the baby dropped? Two….. why everybody so upset about the obama hennessy bottle? I dont understand? now the obama draws, t shirts, sweat suits, ties, bottles, shot glasses… i know its a bit much but why is the hennessy bottle the final straw? I mean its a commemorative event.. most people will be having a celebration alcoholic drink anyway and a portion goes to the thrugood marshall college fund.. yall quite trippin buy the liquor and pass on those cheap a$$ bedazzled hoodies and sweats and shyt….HAPPY Obama DAY peeps!@!@!@

    • Resident GRitS


      LOL @ “bedazzled hoodies”

  • Keisha

    I am about to bring my head and pillow together in a meeting for the next 6 hours so that I can wake up and head to the HISTORIC AUBURN STREET in ATLANTA to commemorate this special occasion. Yes we Did it. But Change doesn’t happen over night. Prayers are needed for our 44th President. Keep him and his family lifted up daily. MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK.

  • puff

    i’m so happy i’m back in the states in time to celebrate with everyone here – g’obama!

  • Resident GRitS

    …these words have never been as poignant as they are now. And, just so u know, I sang the whole song…at 6 o’clock in the morning. LOL.

    Revel in the day, everybody.


  • superwoman

    ooooooooooooooooooooh, guys the moment is nigh!!! my best friend and i have organised the mother of all inauguration bashes in jozi! we have invited 30 of our closest friends over, ordered lots of food and bucketloads of champagne – and we’ll be watching it all on the big screen tonight!

    from johannesburg, south africa – this is superwoman saying…. ‘CHEERS!!!!! over and out!!!!’

  • Nicki Sunshine

    I’m at work now but my boss informed me that we will be leaving at 11:30 to watch!

    I said prayers for Obama and his family. He’s gonna need it in order to start cleaning up this mess Bush has gotten us buried in!!!!

  • Slim Jackson

    I’m working today as well and can’t focus cuz I wanna be watchin’ all this stuff. Cursed be the hand that signs my paycheck and forces me to be in the office today!

  • Pey-SO

    I’m in the office but they are showing it in the conference rooms and you are free to watch it from your desk. What are you going to do to help Obama?