President Obama was unable to physically attend the State of the Black Union conference again this year, but he sent a video to address the issues of the African American community and, with his same eloquence and confidence, let us know that …we are in trouble.
The President said in no uncertain terms: “You know that tough times for America often mean tougher times for African-Americans,” Obama said. “This recession has been no exception. The unemployment rate among black Americans is a full five points higher than the rate among Americans as a whole.”
Then he went into his part of the speech that rallies us together and reminds us that we are in this together. We have to save America for ourselves. He also boasted a bit about his progress since he’s been in office…which he should!
Tavis Smiley gave the Obama camp a really hard time about the 2008 convention that President Obama could not attend. He even exited the Tom Joyner morning show, it seems, right after being quite critical of the Obama administration. The one thing we can be proud of in Obama is that he puts it out there for us to look at and work on. And whether Tavis believes in President Obama’s progress or not, he used his invite to his advantage and told it like it really is. See how it is here.