Uplifting. Remarkable. Exhilarating. Just a few words to describe
Applause Africa’s fourth annual African Diaspora Awards. Held on
Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at the City University
of New York (CUNY) John Jay College, this star-studded event eulogized
the efforts of the innovative individuals of the African Diaspora.
It was next to the last line of President Obama’s address to the nation
Thursday evening on immigration reform that he said what may be the
intent of his executive action. “That’s the legacy we must leave for
those who are yet to come,” he said, in reference to the future
generation of immigrants and to his own place in history. This
was, without a doubt, the most significant fifteen minute speech thus far
in his second term and perhaps his entire tenure in office.