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Magic Johnson, athlete and entrepreneur:
"Black History Month is even more special this year because of [President Barack] Obama. America changed, too, because to be able to elect an African American president took non-African Americans to make sure he got elected. That says a lot about the people of America. The way the world has accepted him as well is historic. Nobody will forget the day, the moment, the time [of his election and inauguration]. Hopefully, his plan will take a hold of this economy soon, so things will get better for everyone."