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Obama Fails Black America and Trayvon

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There is an episode of the television show Law & Order in which a black attorney is asked by a white counterpart if he thinks of himself as a black lawyer or as a lawyer who’s black. During a racially charged case later in his career, the attorney comes to the conclusion that he originally considered himself the latter but grew to realize that he was the former.

Here’s hoping that before his final term in office concludes, the first black president will rightly conclude that he is a black president, and not just an American president who happens to be black, and subsequently has a responsibility to speak for those black Americans who cannot speak for themselves.

One of them is Trayvon Martin

via Obama Fails Black America and Trayvon.

 

A Balanced Plan to Avert the Sequester and Reduce the Deficit | The White House

Only Congress can avoid this self-inflicted wound to our economy and middle class families, and the only thing standing in the way of a solution today is Congressional Republicans’ refusal to even consider closing tax loopholes that benefit wealthy Americans and well-connected corporations. The President and Congressional Democrats have put forward solutions to avoid these cuts and allow time for both sides to work on a long-term, balanced solution to our deficit challenges. 

The President is serious about cutting spending, reforming entitlements and the tax code to reduce the deficit in a balanced way.  The question is, will Congressional Republicans come to the table to get something done?

via A Balanced Plan to Avert the Sequester and Reduce the Deficit | The White House.

 

2013 United States of America Inauguration Ceremomy

2013 United States of America Inauguration Ceremomy

President Barack H. Obama was sworn in for another term as president. These photos cannot fully express the heartfelt love and reverence of participants and attendees. Congratulations, President Obama.

Inauguration 2013 at US Capitol

Inauguration 2013 at US Capitol

 

Biden’s U.S. president gaffe points to 2016 ambitions | Reuters

Joe Biden Gaffe -

By Samuel P. Jacobs

WASHINGTON | Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:08am EST

(Reuters) – Was it just another slip of the tongue by Vice President Joe Biden, or a preview of the next presidential campaign in 2016?

Hours before he and President Barack Obama were due to be sworn in for their second four-year terms, Biden told supporters at the Iowa State Society inauguration ball late Saturday: “I’m proud to be president of the United States.”

The audience laughed and then cheered. Biden’s son Beau, Delaware’s attorney general, interrupted his father and told the crowd he had misspoken.

via Biden’s U.S. president gaffe points to 2016 ambitions | Reuters.

 

After fumbled oath, Roberts and Obama leave little to chance | Reuters

Inauguration Day 2013 |Swearing In

By Samuel P. Jacobs

WASHINGTON | Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:31pm EST

(Reuters) – Four years ago, John Roberts blew it. In his debut at swearing in the next president, the Supreme Court chief justice stumbled over the oath at Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony.

That led Obama to mix his words up too and the historic swearing-in of the first African-American president briefly became an awkward muddle.

To silence doubts that Obama’s presidency might not be legal because he failed to say the oath properly, the two men tried again the next day in the White House and went through the correct, constitutionally mandated avowal, word for word.

via After fumbled oath, Roberts and Obama leave little to chance | Reuters.

 

Obama’s brother running for seat in Kenyan government saying that he has been ‘inspired and challenged’ by the U.S. President

Obama’s brother running for seat in Kenyan government saying that he has been ‘inspired and challenged’ by the U.S. President.

Obama’s brother running for seat in Kenyan government saying that he has been ‘inspired and challenged’ by the U.S. President

Barack Obama’s Kenyan half-brother has launched his own political career, claiming he has been ‘inspired and challenged’ by the US President.

Obama Gives Himself Secret Service Protection For the Rest of His Life | Black Blue Dog

President Obama signed a bill into law on Thursday that grants himself, living former presidents, and future ex-presidents Secret Service protection for life. This new law discontinues a 1990s bill that significantly limited Secret Service protection for U.S. presidents after they leave office.

via Obama Gives Himself Secret Service Protection For the Rest of His Life | Black Blue Dog.

 

Mariachi Aztlán to wow fans locally and at D.C. inaugural festivities – UTPA News

Mariachi Aztlán to wow fans locally and at D.C. inaugural festivities – UTPA News.

UT Mariachi Band

How does The University of Texas-Pan American’s award-winning Mariachi Aztlán top their 2010 performance in Washington, D.C., for a U.S. President?