The Civil Writer Magazine

There will be decades before another Black person becomes president of the United States. A black vice president will come much sooner. Until those times come Black Americans are not in a hopeless voting block. We have to intelligently consider the characteristics of the present day candidates. Whether it is a man or woman, black or white there are three personalities that this candidate should incorporate in pursuit of the highest office in the land. They should have the power to go against the status quo. The moral conviction to do what's right. The intelligence to know what's right.

Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to by the initials LBJ, was the 36th president of the United States who had the testicular fortitude to launched an ambitious slate of progressive reforms aimed at creating a “Great Society” for all Americans. Many of the programs he championed—Medicare, Head Start, the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act—had a profound and lasting impact in health, education and civil rights.

Martin Luther King Jr. a Civil Rights activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement for the poor and disadvantaged.

William Jefferson Clinton who served as the 42nd president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Clinton presided over the longest period of peacetime economic expansion in American history. He passed welfare reform and the State Children's Health Insurance Program, as well as financial deregulation measures. Less than a month after taking office, he signed the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, which required large employers to allow employees to take unpaid leave for pregnancy or a serious medical condition.