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President Barack Obama: Yes we can, yes we did — again

For the first time in modern history, a U.S. president will have a private swearing-in ceremony since the 20th day of the month will fall on a Sunday. The 20th Amendment to the Constitution established Jan. 20 as the beginning of a presidential term in 1933. This is only the seventh time since 1937 that the official inauguration day has fallen on a Sunday. President Obama will use a Bible that belongs to the family of first lady Michelle Obama at the private ceremony.

Obama will then give his inaugural address on Monday, Jan. 21 and will be followed with performances by singers Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor. Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of the slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, will deliver the invocation speech, while Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco will recite the Inaugural Poem.

Obama’s second inauguration differs radically from the first Inauguration of George Washington, which took place in New York City in 1789, which at the time was the center of American political life.

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4 Comments

  1. Vandellish on February 7, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Please…he ain’t nuthin but a real life Pootie Tang.

  2. PubliK on February 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    This some sad shit. Shit like this set back the black race 400 years Hip Hop doesnt look to good Def Jam come on were are the Chuck D caliber rappers fuck this dumb music

  3. Rhome on February 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    It’s not that folks have to necessarily be pining for the ’80s and ’90s, some of us just still have standards and can’t relate to talentless coons.

  4. Reifer on February 12, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    You people are tripping madly! Joe Budden has beeen knocking it out of the park with each project he’s made since ’07. He’s a great artist and don’t ever confuse him with bad hip hop. Additionally, have you ever heard of a little group called Slaughterhouse?– the most lyrically-talented group in all of current hip hop. Look I love 90’s rap, but how bout you listen to an artist instead of assuming he’s bad because he’s on a reality show. You are missing out.