Activists gear up for President Obama’s final State of the Union Address. Topics include Witness Against Torture, the Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty, the Black Radical Tradition Conference in Philadelphia and “Y’All Qaeda” in Oregon. Other Headlines: Activists like Moms Demands Action on Sensible Gun Laws enjoy a victory. Services announced for Dr. Frances Cress Welsing. Town Hall on Cove Point. Texas state trooper Brian Encinia charged with perjury yesterday in connection to the traffic stop last summer of Sandra Bland. DC Black Lives Matter activists end 2015 with a New Year’s Eve demonstration that blocked streets in the Chinatown-Gallery Place neighborhood to protest no indictments in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland and in the death of Sandra Bland. Plus, Side-Eye on Election 2016 with Amy Alexander and Jamila Bey, “Pressure Points” exhibit at the District of Columbia Arts Center and “On the Ground” receives as grant from the Diverse City Fund. Voices: Protesters at December 2015 Moms Demand Action rally, Black Lives Matter protesters in DC December 31, 2015, Deirdre Darden, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing Kevin Zeese and members of Witness Against Torture.