1. President Barack Obama seeks support for military intervention in Syria
POTUS Barack Obama is trying to persuade Congress and the American public to support military strikes on Syria after President Bashar al-Assad allegedly used chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war. Nearly six in ten Americans oppose military intervention in Syria, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.
Watch President Obama’s address on the ongoing debate in Congress on Syria: http://t.co/W8iM1WkGdF
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 7, 2013
2. NAACP President Ben Jealous resigns
Ben Jealous, who took over the NAACP five years ago as president and CEO, announced yesterday his plan to resign, effective Dec. 31. During his presidency the NAACP has won state and local battles to abolish the death penalty, shrink prison systems, and outlaw racial profiling.
3. Ray Charles ‘Forever’ stamp to unveil at Morehouse
The late giant of R&B, blues, gospel and pop Ray Charles will be honored on a ‘Music Icons Forever’ stamp by the United States Postal Service starting Sept. 23. One of three launch events is planned at Morehouse College.
4. Marc Lamont Hill to mediate 4th Annual NPHC Greek President’s Forum
Members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council are invited to a discussion on civil rights at the 4th Annual NPHC Greek President’s Forum September 18 in the US Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium in Washington D.C.—presented by the Honorable Marcia L. Fudge. Kappa man Marc Lamont Hill will moderate the event.
5. N.C. A&T beats Appalachian State
In case you missed it, the North Carolina A&T Bulldogs stunned the Appalachian State Mountaineers 24-21 on Saturday evening at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The win over FCS power Appalachian State was A&T’s first over a ranked opponent since the 2003 season.