Barack Obama has been elected to be the next president of the United States of America. I am extremely happy to have witnessed this. I was a part of history the first time I was eligible to vote. I can say that I was apart of history.

I was watching CNN news when the electoral votes were coming in and when Barack won Ohio I knew it was over. The announcement that Barack Obama was predicted to win came in at around 11 O’clock and everyone went crazy. There were tears of excitement and surprise. The whole student body at my school were so excited we poured into the street and had a peaceful rally. Before Barack Obama I would never think that I would see an African-American president.

This is what happens when we work together to achieve the common goal. Barack being the first president of color shows that this nation has taken a huge step forward. It brings hope to young African Americans and will unite the African American community. But, the struggles aren’t over so we have to continue to work together to get what we need. Barack is an inspiration to many people including me, he has been through all the struggles and came out on top.

Now, we are ready for change. I have faith that Barack will steer our country in right direction. But, we have to remember that he is getting the country in the worst condition it has been in since the great depression. This country faces great challenges but, together we can bring change for better.



About Edmund Adjapong

Edmund Adjapong, a native of the Bronx, NY, is a student at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Science Education and received a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry with a minor in Africana Studies from The State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Edmund believes every student learns differently. He also believes that engaging young men with media–despite its unconventional method–is an effective way to educate. Edmund enjoys working with and mentoring youth, especially young men of color, as they are our future. He fell in love with Hip-Hop after memorizing Puff Daddy's song "All about the Benjamins," in the third grade. Following the completion of his masters degree, Edmund plans on teaching science in a New York City public school and pursuing his Doctorate of Philosophy in Science Education. His ultimate goal is to become a science educator and researcher. This blog is a reflection of Edmund’s thoughts during his journey toward a terminal degree. For more information about Edmund Adjapong please feel free to contact him at:
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