So, Barack Obama is “taking heat” for skipping something called “The State of the Black Union” event. I say more power to him for finding a way not to show up at a racial separatist confab. The organizer is talk show host Tavis Smiley, who can put a warm smile on his face as he introduces “the honorable Louis Farrakhan.”

Here’s video of Farrakhan at the State of the Black Union event in 2006, still railing about 40 acres and a mule:

Sistah Hillary Clinton will attend the event this year. She won’t feel no ways tahr-ed: