Donna Brazile was the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King-African American History Month celebration program today at GSFC. She encouraged all of us to be the dream, to continue Dr. King’s determination for equity and social justice. Ms. Brazile has a natural talent to communicate her passion in a unifying spirit and a profound knowledge linked to the realities of the people. The message of her talk reminded me of Paul Loeb’s book “Soul of a Citizen.” I wanted to ask her why is so hard to end poverty in the United States, about the 'abandoned' as it appears in Eugene Robinson's "Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America" and other things. Perhaps some other time, who knows. I hope she gets to read this post though. She comes across as an authentic person and I was thrilled to meet her.