Comments below are mine (Skinny John).

Enormous gratitude to Rebel Diaz for taking such a principled stand with this piece & for making it clear. Like the song said, the excitement for Obama's presidency in the 'hood is real, despite Obama's record, positions & statements.

Of course, Rebel Diaz, Rosa Clemente, & the rest of the Hip Hop political community are the best qualified to harness that excitement to make sure, as much as possible and as what we ALL must, that Obama does what his supporters (& I'm not one of them; I literally wrote-in "None of the above") in the African and Latino communities elected him to do.