David has been a good friend of mine for over a year now.  We’ve bonded over film and music, and we’ve become a good duo in production.  I know that when Obama was elected, he was very excited about the turn our country was making.  However, I had never known his true and deep feelings until a few nights ago.

David grew up in East Baltimore City in the Hamilton neighborhood and was fortunate enough to attend Baltimore School for the Arts.  He is an incredibly talented and bright individual with immense potential for the future.  However, I know the threads of racism that are instituted in our society, especially in our city, still affect him.

During the Obaltimore interview, I found myself identifying with much of what David was saying.  I completely agreed that from a Black perspective, this was a monumental event, and that he will influence the next generation of Black children, though we may not see that influence for years to come.


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