As a photographer & art lover, I certainly understand how an image can stir ones emotions & create a reaction.
When I saw this image that was emailed to me by a friend, all I could do was smile & really big, while saying “show nuff!. Then I laughed at this caption, which accompanied the image:

“You won’t see this photo on CNN. Everyone is too busy showing the Queen being touched. This was a moment of “touching” that won’t be forgotten by this bobby.”

I imagined myself as the guard who probably put his job on the line by breaking protocol to touch this brotha who is literally at the pinnacle of the political & free world. A brotha!

If I were the guard, I think I would have had to go there too. Just looking at his smile shows you the sheer impact of what Barack Obama means to Negroes around the world.

And to jock Obama’s swagger, you can see it just exuding even from the back. My boy knows his shit is popping!

Yeah, I know that I have stated that I am sick of all things Obama, but this one image pulled me out of that zone for a hot minute. Two Negroes! One photograph! One thousand words!

We are Obama. Obama is us. But if he fucks up, we have to hold him accountable, flat out!

I’m just saying.

Photo Credit: Daylife
Barack Obama, shaking hands with PC Michael Zamora, right a policeman on duty outside 10 Downing Street in London, Wednesday, April 1, 2009.