January 25, 2007
BY MARY MITCHELL Sun-Times Columnist
Sometimes you've got to believe in signs and wonders. Although there are too few African-American coaches in the NFL, Lovie Smith and Tony Dungy are going to the Super Bowl.
After being dissed on "American Idol," South Sider Jennifer Hudson wins a Golden Globe Award and is now up for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
After being trounced in his first race for a seat in Washington, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama is being taken seriously as a candidate for the presidency.
And all of this good news is happening just in time for Black History Month.
Whenever too many good things happened at one time, my mother used to say that she hoped the world wasn't about to end.
Now I know that those periods of good favor were actually the payoff for a lot of hard work.