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It seems that President Obama once saw value in working and speaking directly to issues that affect African Americans. Yvette Carnell brings out old video of a speech by Obama as he speaks about the challenges of being black in America. So, some are wondering why Obama hasn’t spoken directly to the struggles of black Americans as job loss in the black community has been higher during his administration than any other in the last 20 years.
The following interview, which originally aired as part of the documentary “Becoming Barack”, provides insight into Obama’s early years. In his own words, Obama discusses how he registered voters and how he got his start in community organizing.