On D.C. Cable Channel 16, the domain of boring mayoral speeches and public hearings galore, the city’s Office of Cable Television and Communications is running a PSA for Black History Month celebrating great black Americans through history.
The spot features some obvious choices scrolling by, such as Rep. Barbara Jordan and Muhammad Ali. There’s some less obvious choices, such as Barry White and Dominique Dawes. And then there’s the trendy choice, right at the front—-Sen. Barack Obama.
The verdict is in: Barack Obama is the modern face of black history.