From the moment President Obama began speaking last night at his final State of the Union address, you knew he was a free man. Gone was the stiff formality of the event from years past, replaced by a light-hearted introduction in which he jokingly promised a shorter speech so the presidential candidates in the room could get back to Iowa.
President Obama has had many wins as president, such as establishing health care reform, supporting the call for same-sex marriages to be legal and stabilizing an economy post recession. But one issue that has haunted him is gun control reform, as there have been several mass shootings that have taken the lives of innocent adults and children under his presidency.
Writer Keith Boykins writes that Rupert Murdoch doesn't want a "real" Black president. Instead, Murdoch's comments reflect a disingenuous and often situational concern expressed by conservatives for the needs of African-Americans.