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State of Union 2013: What Do You Want the President to Do?


President Barack Obama prepares to give his first State of the Union address in his second term.

The economy continues to creep along. Gun control has literally blown its way to the top of the nation’s conscience. Immigration reform is now a common goal for both Democrats and Republicans.

Presidents Offers His Plan for Gun Control

11:52 A.M. EST

 THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Before I begin today, let me say to the families of the innocents who were murdered 33 days ago, our heart goes out to you.  And you show incredible courage -- incredible courage -- being here.  And the President and I are going to do everything in our power to honor the memory of your children and your wives with the work we take up here today.

Black Men's Positive Actions Focus of New Program

BMeCommunity.org brings together regular guys to share stories, get support and advance their work

Black men from all walks of life are gathering next Tuesday, November 13, in Baltimore, Detroit and Philadelphia as part of BMe—a growing community that encourages black men to “lift up their voices” and tell others about the positive contributions they make in their communities.

President Obama Wins Second Term


By 11 p.m. EST, the major networks called it: President Barak Obama won re-election.

Nearly two hours later, GOP opponent Gov. Mitt Romney called the president to concede.  In the background, FoxNews pundits couldn't believe the victory, refusing to announce the president's victory.

Here's a sampling of stories from around the country:

NAACP Cautiously Optimistic on Pennsylvania Voter ID Case

(Harrisburg, PA) – NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous addressed reporters outside the Harrisburg, PA courthouse on Tuesday as Judge Robert Simpson heard arguments about the state’s voter photo ID law.
“We are cautiously optimistic that the court will file an injunction against the voter photo ID law,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. “Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation said that processing even a small percentage of the voters who need ID would overwhelm their system. In Georgia, voter ID took years to implement.

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