Four African American celeb moms tell us what Barack Obama's historic win means to them.
A mere 44 years after racial segregation was officially outlawed in the U.S., an African American man has taken the presidency. While Barack Obama's win spells change and hope for his millions of supporters, the shift in power holds a special significance for blacks both in the U.S. and beyond. Holly Robinson Peete, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Lisa Nichols and Keisha Whitaker weigh in:
|Holly Robinson Peete, actress, philanthropist and mom of four, said, "As I kissed my four kids goodnight, I told them that when I was little
my mommy would tell me that one day I could be the President of the
United States ... a lovely, encouraging affirmation, but a notion not
even close to realistic in my lifetime. It felt so lovely to have my
children see me proven wrong." Click here for more.|
|Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, actress and mom of three, said, "I woke up this morning with an electric energy going through me. I can't explain this feeling except to say I knew something special was about to happen. I knew history would be made today." Click here for more.|
|Lisa Nichols, featured teacher of "The Secret" and mom of one, said, "Tonight I asked my thirteen year-old son, Jelani, what did Barack Obama's win mean to him and he responded, 'Mom, you've always told me that I can be anything, but now I have real evidence in Barack Obama.'" Click here for more.|
|Keisha Whitaker, TV host, entrepreneur, mom of four and wife of Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, said: "If I could put a label on this occasion, it would be: 'LIFE IS ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES!!'" |
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