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The Inauguration of Barack Obama, our 44th President, is less than two days away folks! I hope you’ve made or are making your way to D.C. via carpool, Bolt Bus, Apex Bus, Amtrak, or even by airplane. But even if you haven’t made it to D.C. for whatever reason, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, “You can not escape history”. He was right. No matter where you are, this election has impacted you somehow. Everyone seems to be in the “inaugural” spirit because, as I stated before, there are parties and balls all over D.C. and even outside of the District. So my question for you is; ARE YOU READY? Seriously. Are you ready? Is your wardrobe on point and prepared to ball out of control and dance through the night? Do you have the right pair of shoes to dance all night and keep your feet warm at Sequoia for the HBCU Gala? What about the crispiest button down shirt or blouse that gives off somewhat of a glow when you’re throwin’ up your diamond at Jay-Z’s Inaugural Concert at the Warner Theatre. Ladies and gentlemen, please bring the gowns and suits out for the MTV hosted Be The Change Inaugural Ball. These are just a few events going on within the next few days. Some of the festivities are a bit pricey so do your research on different parties and balls to find one that suits you best. Check out an abridged, but still extensive, list of events here. And check out a few of my favorite pieces that all the males involved in any of the fancier events should look in to! Ladies, feel free to email or comment with a list of things that every woman should have on deck to keep her warm and stylish while being a part of history. Make sure to tune into the “WE ARE ONE” Inaugural Concert right now!! It’s being shown live from the Lincoln Memorial on HBO.
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As we get closer to next week, more and more details are coming out about the events taking place during this momentous occasion. The official kick-off event titled: “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorialâ€ is a free event taking place on the 19th and will also air on HBO. Tons of huge performers from different genres and generations are scheduled to perform including Beyonce, Usher, Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks, Bono, John Legend, and Herbie Hancock just to name a few. Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx, and Martin Luther King III are set to give historical readings as well.
This kick-off is just the beginning of a four-day schedule of various balls, concerts, and ceremonies that will encompass the entire Inauguration experience.
via: The Urban Daily
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INAUGURATION: a formal ceremony to mark the beginning of something such as a president’s term of office. The most common usage of the term is in the context of a formal investiture whereby an individual assumes an office or position of authority or power. The term is usually used in reference to a politician’s assumption of the duties of head of state or head of government (e.g. the President’s inauguration).
I figured I’d throw the definition and the correct spelling in here so people could know exactly what they will be witnessing on January 20th, 2008. AND so people can stop misspelling inauguration because I will laugh at the next text I get that says “Yo Nick I’ll b in dc for inawgauration”. Really? I don’t know what that is but I’m sure Obama won’t be there. But he will be at his INAUGURATION and you should be there as well. D.C. will be a zoo for a week or more because this is history yet again. I wasn’t around for the Million Man March but this will be just as monumental so if you have some vacation time you may want to use it from the 19th to maybe the 23rd of January so you can enjoy the festivities. Stay tuned for me to post different bus tours and means of transportation to come out here as well as various events that I have the scoop on…Peace n Love folks.
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