Racking up more than 2 million YouTube views, Obama's "A More Perfect Union" speech is one for the history books. Speaking in Philadelphia during his campaign trail in 2008, the then president-elect spoke candidly about his own experiences as a biracial man, and the economic, educational and financial gaps driving the Black and White communities apart and the need to fix these issues in order to achieve what he called "a more perfect union."

Most Powerful Quote: “As William Faulkner once wrote, "The past isn't dead and buried. In fact, it isn't even past." We do not need to recite here the history of racial injustice in this country. But we do need to remind ourselves that so many of the disparities that exist in the African-American community today can be directly traced to inequalities passed on from an earlier generation that suffered under the brutal legacy of slavery and Jim Crow.”

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"If we truly care about this...then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons," said President Obama.

Whitney Gaspard
Nov, 28, 2015

The nation is reeling once again with anxiety after another mass shooting occurred Friday at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood.

According to the Huffington Post, 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear opened fire at the clinic killing three people including a police officer.

On Saturday morning, President Obama issued a statement extending his condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the shooting and also reiterated his growing frustration with the lack of gun control provision.

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“The last thing Americans should have to do, over the holidays or any day, is comfort the families of people killed by gun violence -- people who woke up in the morning and bid their loved ones goodbye with no idea it would be for the last time,” he said.

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“This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal. If we truly care about this -- if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience -- then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Period. Enough is enough.”

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While Dear is now unharmed and in police custody, authorities have yet to determine the motive for the shooting.