Has President Obama Been Good for African-Americans?


President Obama at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards, Sept. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Hour 1

Last weekend, President Obama addressed the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) amidst increasing criticism from its members that he has not addressed the needs of the African American community, particularly a 16.7% unemployment rate among blacks,  and that he has compromised too much with Republicans in Congress at great cost to urban America.  This week, in an interview on BET, the President urged the caucus to stop complaining and “march with” him.  Has the President lost support in the African-American community and have the Administration’s policies neglected their concerns?  We’ll talk about the President, Congress and the issues of concern to the African Americans with MARC LAMONT HILL, Associate Professor of Education at Columbia University and JAMES PETERSON , Director of Africana Studies at Lehigh University.

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