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Offline Reginald Hudlin

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David Evans...from Oslo, Norway
« on: December 09, 2009, 11:56:55 pm »
Reggie,

Through the kindness of friends in Scandinavia and intervention from on high, I
received a personal invitation to the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in the Oslo,
Norway City Hall on December 10th and to the Nobel Peace Prize Concert on
December 11th in the Oslo Spektrum.  In fact, I write you from Oslo where the
Norwegian Nobel Committee will confer this most prestigious award upon
President Barack Obama tomorrow.

As was our good fortune to attend President Obama’s inauguration in Washington
on January 20, 2009, Professor S. Allen Counter, neurobiologist and Director of
the Harvard Foundation and I are here to witness another historic recognition of
this gifted leader.  It is coincidental (or is it?) that he receives the prize
one day before the release of the film Invictus in which Morgan Freedom plays
the role of President Nelson Mandela of South Africa in the 1990s.

Twenty years ago President Obama was a second-year student at Harvard Law School and President Mandela was serving a life sentence in prison in South Africa.
What dreamer could possibly have envisioned that these men would become
president of their countries AND WIN THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE?!?  They did and, in
so doing, demonstrated our potential for change so profound that it seems
surreal to those of us who can remember apartheid and Jim Crow.



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Re: David Evans...from Oslo, Norway
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009, 07:42:35 am »
You received this message from someone who actually attended the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at Oslo?

When President Obama gave his speech announcing his deployment of troops to Afghanistan at West Point and then the speech at  Oslo accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, to me, his tone seem with deep regret.  All the conservative loudmouths on the radio saw this as weakness, coupled with indecisiveness because deadlines were set.

I heard elements of the president's speech where he's sending in the calvary to reinforce the existing troops, toughening them up in the process in order to bring them back home for another important task.  :)

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Re: David Evans...from Oslo, Norway
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009, 08:02:53 am »
You received this message from someone who actually attended the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at Oslo?


Yep, my man David Evans, one of the top admissions officers at Harvard.  He's a strong brother who has changed a lot of lives.  He writes me a lot, and he's allowed me to share his thoughts.  
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