Seasoned journalist DeWayne Wickham posed the question to the White House, “Did the President get any invitations to speak at any HBCU’s?” and the White House acted as though that information was on some sort of gag order. The President spoke at the Naval Academy, Notre Dame and Arizona State University.
April Ryan a white house correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks said that Howard University asked him, but the date conflicted with Notre Dame’s. Which would mean Notre Dame asked first right?
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said he didn’t know what schools asked or didn’t ask. So, now what? Do we storm the White House and demand answers? What explanation are we looking for? What is significant about him NOT speaking to the graduating classes that supported his campaign in 2008 that helped him get into the White House? Does it say something about how he’s running the country? Does it make reference to him being a anti-black man? Let’s think about it. Read Wickham’s complaints here.