President Barack Obama visited New York City again yesterday to attend the star-studded 20th anniversary celebration for National Action Network hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton. The President discussed issues such as inequality and education, addressing an audience that included Bill Cosby, Magic Johnson, Stevie Wonder, David Dinkins, Spike Lee and Martin Luther King III.
Rev. Sharpton made remarks about the work of President Obama, saying, “He took this nation from where most of us have never been in our lifetime and put us back on a solid course.” President Obama responded by commending Sharpton and his work with the National Action Network, which tackles issues such as anti-violence, education and criminal justice. The decision to attend Rev. Sharpton’s event shows that President Obama is serious about reaching out to his African-American supporters.