And the award goes to…
The award for standout oratory on inauguration day goes to Rev. Joseph Lowery for his Benediction which was as much humorous as it was relevant. Rev. Lowery ingeniously referred to the many colors (races) of America by asking that “yella’ be mella” and requesting that “the red-man get ahead man”. Though all of the references were entertaining and notable, the most significant was the call for “brown (to) stick around”.
Given the current discussions and debates on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Rev. Lowery could not have been any more spot on with his timing. One would hope that this call will not fall on deaf ears.
That being said, let’s take one more look at the award winning Benediction.
-Jonathan “Amen” Marrero