(The Root) — I admit it. I was terrified.
I cannot claim that I just knew President Barack Obama was going to win re-election. I had heard, as had many others, that his campaign team seemed completely relaxed and without worry, but that didn't make me feel better. I assumed that was the brave face you put forward before you go into battle.
We had prepared to broadcast on This Week in Blackness radio until at least 1 a.m., so when the news started to come down around 11:15 p.m., we didn't quite know how to take it. Check out our reaction with professor Anthea Butler, The Root contributor Lynette Holloway and #TeamBlackness (Aaron Rand Freeman and L. Joy Williams) as the news rolls in.
Elon James White is a writer and satirist and host of the award-winning video and radio series This Week in Blackness. Listen Monday to Thursday at 1:30 p.m. EST at TWIB.FM and watch at TV.TWIB.ME/LIVE. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Tumblr.