Tag: state of the union

The State of the Union Address: Class act, crass responses

The State of the Union Address: Class act, crass responses

| January 25, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist President Obama did his thing when he delivered the State of the Union address (SOTU) on Tuesday night. There was confidence in his speech, some off-the-cuff humor and a little swagger when he rattled off his accomplishments and asserted that the SOU is “strong.” While I disagree with […]

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The African American State of the Union

The African American State of the Union

| January 25, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist While millions of people across the United States and throughout the world will continue to affirm, discuss, or respond in various ways to the last State of Union by America’s first President of the United States who is an African American, there are still priority issues […]

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Obama vows to help young black men

Obama vows to help young black men

| February 20, 2014

Young black men in the U.S. are the most disproportionately incarcerated and the largest percentage of the unemployed and of high school dropouts.

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The one thing I wish Obama had said

The one thing I wish Obama had said

| February 13, 2014

I was pleased that the president spent so much time on the matter of economic inequality and raising the minimum wage in his State of the Union address.

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How Obama can ‘get his groove back’

How Obama can ‘get his groove back’

| February 7, 2014

President Barack Obama’s legacy is in trouble. Will his State of the Union message make a difference? Will Obama get his groove back?

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Obama hopes to sidestep Congress to have ‘a year of action’

Obama hopes to sidestep Congress to have ‘a year of action’

| February 6, 2014

President Obama declared in his State of the Union speech that he will have “a year of action” by expanding economic opportunity through executive orders.

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