Michelle Obama: The “Fist Bump” That Rocked The World
The date was June 3, 2008. The place was St. Paul, MN. The mainstream media are still all a buzz about the now famous Michelle Obama “fist bump” also known as a “fist pound.” Hey America, this is nothing new in the black community. C’mon in. This Is How We Do It!
When I saw Michelle give Barack some “dap” (dignity and pride) I had to take a double take. I loved it! This certainly appears to be a true loving and supporting relationship.
Barack Obama told NBC News correspondent Brian Williams that the fist pound “captured what I love about my wife — there’s an irreverence about her and sense that for all the hoopla, that I’m her husband and sometimes we’ll do silly things.”
Make no mistake, Michelle and Barack are changing some aspects of today’s popular culture. Watch and see how many other folks start “dapping” and “pounding” after watching that magic moment. You don’t believe me? TIME Magazine has a feature called “A Brief History of the Fist Bump.”
What do you think of Michelle Obama’s fist bump?
Gary Johnson is the Founder & Publisher of Black Men In America.com, a popular online magazine on the Internet and the Black Men In America.com Blog. Gary is also the author of the new book “25 Things That Really Matter In Life.”