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September 26th, 2011
10:19 AM ET

President Obama reaching out to African-American voters

President Obama is set to be interviewed on BET tonight about how the economic crisis is affecting African-Americans. This will be his first interview by BET and comes as he told blacks at a Congressional Black Caucus dinner on Saturday to quit crying and complaining and "put on your marching shoes" to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity.

President Obama has faced growing criticism from black leaders who claim that he is not doing enough to improve black unemployment, which is nearly double the national average at 16.7 percent.

Errol Louis talks to Ali Velshi on American Morning today about Obama's outreach to African-American voters and the message he will try to get get across to voters tonight.

Filed under: Politics • President Barack Obama
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  1. robbin drew elliott

    I am not sure that "he is not doing enough" I believe he is not or has recently become aware of the forces that he will have to manage up, over and around in order to effective.

    September 26, 2011 at 10:57 am |