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September 27th, 2011
09:57 AM ET

What challenges does President Obama have when facing the African-American community?

With his poll numbers slipping among African-Americans, President Obama is launching an outreach campaign to the black community.

Over the weekend, Obama delivered a fiery speech before the Congressional Black Caucus, and he sat down for an exclusive interview with Black Entertainment Television (BET) last night in a special that the network called "The President Answers Black America."

However, the President is also making it clear that he will not specifically target assistance toward the African American community, saying, "That's not how America works. America works when all of us are pulling together, and everybody is focused on making sure that every single person has opportunity."

Robert Traynham, former Republican adviser, and James Peterson, director of Africana Studies at Leigh University, weigh in on president's outreach to the African-American community on American Morning today.

Filed under: 2012 • Politics • President Barack Obama • Race
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