No really, it is true. Each time I go to the White House or attend a presidential or First Lady event, it is never lost on me that this nation's first Black president is making history not only with his presence but with every law, speech, and event that is made.
With politicos everywhere worrying about yet another government shutdown, the many issues of lawmakers didn't stop POTUS from stepping away to mark this year's Black History Month.
And those in attendance -- naturally snatched and coiffed -- were eager to receive the President as he spoke about why this month indeed means so much -- not just to Black America but to the entire nation.
One doesn't have to dig deep in the history books to know that the United States was built upon the involuntary servitude of Africans.
And while I'll spare you the rehashing of history -- of which you are hopefully aware -- I couldn't help but marvel on the fact that we were all standing in a structure that was built by slaves.
In addition to seeing the President and First Lady represent for what the President aptly calls "American History," my most memorable experience came from my impromptu interviews with Tracy Martin, the Father of slain teen Trayvon; Harvard University genius, yes, genius, Saheela Ibraheem's mother, Bola; and Tawonda Braxton who is better known as Toni Braxton's responsible sister.
In my interview with Mr. Martin, who says he loves touring HBCUs but has never been to my alma mater Spelman College, he spoke about some of the messages he and his family are focused on imparting to the youth.
"When I talk to our kids, I talk with them about how they are missing life skills, how they need to understand the value of their lives, how they need to start setting goals -- whether they are short-term or long-term goals.
"We all have to have some type of [dream].
"In our community, our kids don't think if they set goals that they can achieve them. "
"We don't need to just have Black History Month 28 days out of the year. Black History is every day, because we are a part of American history.
"I don't actually think it should be called 'Black History.' It should be called 'American History.' They are actually writing us out of the history, because if you ask your average 14- or- 15-year-old kid in the inner city about Black history, [they just say] Dr. Martin L. King, which is a good thing because they know about the Civil Rights Movement, but we have so much more history, rich history, before that."
"But it is great being a part of this, especially on the anniversary of Trayvon's death."
Anyone who has observed the grace and dignity of the Martin family -- particularly in the face of losing their young son in such a heinous and tragic way -- knows that they mean to make sure that Trayvon's passing isn't in vain.
Since the painful murder, both Tracy and Fulton have been a relentless team advocating for justice and the safety of our youth. When I asked Mr. Martin what they are currently working on, he responded, "Right now we are trying to get our mentoring program off of the ground to help teach them life skills.
"We also have a circle of Mothers and a circle of Fathers program that brings Mothers and Fathers from across the country together who have lost their kids to senseless gun violence, and we try to uplift them and build their spirits back up.
"We bring in motivational speakers to help them. We have also assisted families to bury their loved ones when their kid has been killed by gun violence, so we have a criminal assistance program to advocate against senseless gun violence."
Not surprisingly, Bola Ibraheem (pictured right) is your typical proud African Mother who clearly doesn't play around with one daughter at Harvard and two sons at Yale.
What really took her breath away, though, was being personally invited to the White House by the President just two days before the event.
Of her experience, she told me, "For me, coming from Africa, even though I have been here close to 20 years, it is my first time coming here [to the White House].
"It is an honor...I can't even put it in to words. It is special, a privilege to be here."
And Towanda Braxton, who has become a celebrity in her own right in the Entertainment world of reality, was also bubbling over with enthusiasm at being invited to the White House.
"I am so super duper excited to be here today," she said. "I mean, African- American history means so much to me. As a matter of fact, my son just finished watching a movie called 'Ruby Bridges.'
"I am so excited about being here so that I can share with my children and we can pass these things on from generation to generation."
And of course, what's a White House event without music?
After all, the President and First Lady are Black!
Urban Radio White House Correspondent April Ryan -- of course -- and me!
The Charles Butler choir...and let me just say, their lovely voices FILL UP a room!
Who remembers Jamaican-Canadian model Rachel Stuart who used to be the host of BET's "Video Soul" in the '90s? Well, she was there!
And the White House's Navy band played some cool jazz...
BHM attendees Atlantis Wigfall (r) and Whitney Curry:
And some more photos of POTUS, FLOTUS: