Rodger Collins: Turn Off The Magic Negro, Stand Up With Obama

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Standing proud with Barack Obama, singer Rodger Collins' song "I'm Standing Up With Barack Obama" dispels the insulting message behind "The Magic Negro," while applauding Obama's worldwide, multi-ethnic appeal

I'm Standing Up WITH Barack Obama

The whole premise of The Magic Negro contradicts the wise admonition Dr. King put forward when he directed us to judge the individual by the content of the person's character not the color of their skin. Thus far Barack Obama has shown me that he is a leader of good character and a leader we should support.

Former Tennessee state republican chairman Chip Saltzman's now-infamous gifts that hurled "The Magic Negro" back into the consciousness of Americans, some say, was another desperate attempt by the RNC to detract from the resurgence of hope and confidence in President-Elect Barack Obama.

When singer Rodger Collins of "She's Looking Good" fame pulled over on a busy Northern California highway and began to pen the song "Standing Up," little did the acclaimed performer know that the tune would evolve into the anthem "I'm Standing Up With Barack Obama," which is rallying America towards the great change inspired by Obama's leadership--minus the magic.

"Standing Up With Barack Obama is the sound of America--Rock infused with R&B," said Kenny M, who co-produced Collins'"Through My Eyes" CD.

BJ White, spokesperson for Garden Tree Media, which released the topical song, says, "The whole premise of The Magic Negro contradicts the wise admonition Dr. King put forward when he directed us to judge the individual by the content of the person's character not the color of their skin. Thus far Barack Obama has shown me that he is a leader of good character and a leader we should support."

Collins has a direct message for the RNC.

"You're calling (Barack Obama) 'magic negro,' you're saying he's not real. Sorry…he's the real deal…Barack Obama is a human being with substance," Collins said, pointing out that people should do more than just listen to his song.

"How do I stand up with Barack Obama? Improve myself, not just physically or materially, but develop universal, spiritual perception. Be a good American citizen and a contributor to world peace…And I'm standing up WITH Barack Obama!"

About Garden Tree Media:

Garden Tree Media releases music from The Bay Area of California.
Contact Person: BJ White
Telephone: (510) 658-4696
Website: http://www.rodgercollins.com/
For free download: http://www.rodgercollins.com/Rmusic/Im_Standing_Up_WITH_Barack_Obama.mp3

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