I am a thirty six year old, Black American male. I grew up looking towards role models like Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jesse Jackson, hoping one day to inspire people as they have inspired me. I'll probably never achieve any level of greatness in my life, but the one thing I never expected to happen within my life time, much less when I'm still so young, was that a Black man would be elected President of the United States.

I had always hoped that one day, this country would make me proud and prove me wrong, because I believed that it was so innately against people of my color, that such a thing would be impossible. Even as recent as this last weekend, I didn't believe that Obama really stood a chance. I am more than happy to be proven wrong this night.

God bless you America, and God bless you Obama. May He keep you both safe and lead you both to greatness again.