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Let’s everybody take off school, and work, on Wednesday. Chancellor Herman, school superintendents, bosses: Let’s have a day off to commemorate an epochal moment. This moment marks the dawn of a new era.

In honor of Crispus Attucks, Benjamin Banneker, Frederick Douglass, George Washington Carver, Harriett Tubman, Elizabeth Jennings Graham and Rosa Parks, Sarah E. Goode, Dr. Charles Drew, MLK, Alex Haley, Joycelyn Elders…

...and Barack Obama.


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If Diebold and Karl Rove somehow manufacture a Palin-McCain victory, Chris Rock says you shouldn’t expect black people to show up anyway. That’s funny. Thankfully, it’s not likely.

In all seriousness, this is a Moment in Our History. This changes everything. Let’s stop and smell the flowers.