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President Obama Speaks at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington: VIDEO

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President Obama spoke at the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

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  1. Bernice King looks like Shirley Caesar.

    Posted by: Cd in DC | Aug 28, 2013 2:58:46 PM


  2. Anyone want to venture a guess as to what the criticism of Michelle Obama will be?

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Aug 28, 2013 3:03:50 PM


  3. I wonder if MLK imagined there could be a black president just 50 years after his speech?

    Posted by: JMC | Aug 28, 2013 3:07:19 PM


  4. Sad that the lives of African Americans really haven't improved at all under Obama.

    Posted by: NYCer | Aug 28, 2013 3:18:06 PM


  5. Anyone know where I can get an Obama Phone?

    Posted by: Sassy | Aug 28, 2013 3:19:16 PM


  6. Cue the hate.

    Tell me something. Why do so many Americans hate Obama?

    As a Canadian, I just don't get it.

    Posted by: Michael in Toronto | Aug 28, 2013 4:35:35 PM


  7. They hate him because he's black.

    It's really just that simple.

    A great speech in which LGBT was repeatedly cited as part of MLK's legacy. But the racists who post in here couldn't care less about that.

    Oh Sassy, try looking for the "Obamaphone" UP YOUR USELESS ASS!!!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Aug 28, 2013 5:56:17 PM


  8. To very large part I agree with what EHRENSTEIN said, although I think some anti-Obama folks aren't racists, they're just woefully under/misinformed.

    It's also a problem that most white folks in red states buy GOP and Fox News talking points hook line and sinker. It wasn't even a week ago that one of my more 'redneck' relatives was sharing on their facebook wall an image accusing Obama of enabling the poor to stay on welfare. Meanwhile, if republicans in congress hadn't spent all their time trying to repeal health care reform, block marriage equality, and cockblock dozens of job-creating bills and initiatives, less people would need welfare and unemployment would be down another 2 points by now.

    Posted by: sparks | Aug 28, 2013 6:48:10 PM


  9. Very moving and thoughtful speech by President Obama. Congressman John Lewis, the last of the ten speakers at the March 50 years ago who is still alive, gave a very inspirational speech. It was also great to see Presidents Carter and Clinton there to add to the significance of the day of remembrance and rededication.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 28, 2013 7:26:32 PM


  10. Tears down my face. A great day to be an American.

    Posted by: Tobias | Aug 28, 2013 7:35:32 PM


  11. David - a mere Wikipedia search reveals that you're a huge racist yourself, so your arguments really don't carry any weight....

    Posted by: Jaani | Aug 28, 2013 7:40:59 PM


  12. So what is the criticism of Michelle, other than that dreadful dress of course. Her weave?

    Posted by: Hagatha | Aug 28, 2013 7:53:38 PM


  13. @JAANI - Not really. Ehrenstein's piece was not only a spot-on piece of writing, as well as terrifically-informed in terms of understanding cinematic tropes and racial-archetypes through the decades of cinema, but it was ABOUT racism. It wasn't racist, at all. It was about racism. Only a stupid racist would be unable to distinguish. So take a bow.

    Posted by: Tobias | Aug 28, 2013 8:01:03 PM


  14. I just typed in "Obama Phone" on Youtube. It's pretty funny - lol.

    Posted by: Jim | Aug 28, 2013 8:23:52 PM


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