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  •  Yup just because I'm black (0+ / 0-)

    every time I think of Obama's elections I think of my grandparents. Both graduated from Black Colleges in the 20s and neither could get a job in their "profession" until late in life. My Grandmother got her first teaching job in her 50s (night school). My uncle was the first black teacher at our local High School. My grandfather, ever the thinker, became the "numbers man" in our hometown and made enough money to buy a big house in a white neighborhood AND send all his kids to college. Anyone out there know what the "numbers man" is?? LOL. So yes, I voted for Obama because I'm black...and very proud.

    "I am no longer a candidate. I'm The President" - Barack Obama 2012 DNC Convention

    by AAMOM on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 03:21:41 AM PST

    •  Don't Tease (0+ / 0-)

      Maybe I've led a sheltered life.I read voraciously. But I don't know what a numbers man is.Gambling?   Off-track betting? Please let me know.

      We could certainly slow down the aging process if it had to work its way through Congress. Will Rogers

      by zestyann on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 06:13:37 AM PST

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      •  "numbers" (0+ / 0-)

        was the Lottery Game in the black community before the states stole the idea!

        "I am no longer a candidate. I'm The President" - Barack Obama 2012 DNC Convention

        by AAMOM on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 11:31:42 AM PST

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