May 22, 2013
His Morehouse graduation speech reignited the debate over his posture toward blacks.
October 10, 2012
This week on The Confab: Join Staff Writer Jenée Desmond-Harris and Assistant Editor Akoto Ofori-Atta as they chat with professor Jelani Cobb about things some people just don't get about Obama's cultural significance. Plus: The worst habits of rappers.
June 8, 2012
This week on The Confab: Join Political Correspondent Cynthia Gordy as she chats with Assistant Editor Akoto Ofori-Atta and contributor David Swerdlick about what Obama's done for black people, a shaky study about black girls and exercise, and black-music memories.
by Jonathan Capehart onJune 5, 2012
Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart says that the most irksome -- and false -- complaint about President Obama is that he ignores African-American concerns.
November 9, 2011
Blogging the Beltway: With a new report and a conference, Obama wants you to know what he's done for you lately.
April 12, 2011
Sensing that their message wasn't connecting with African Americans, Obama-administration officials attempt to answer: What are you doing for us?
by Cord Jefferson onOctober 29, 2010
As part of The Root's series about how President Obama's policies affect African Americans, we look at the work being done by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.
by Cord Jefferson onOctober 28, 2010
As part of The Root's series about how President Obama's policies affect African Americans, we take a look at the administration's initiatives regarding education.
by Deron Snyder onFebruary 28, 2010
Why now's the time for him to be about it, instead of talking about it
Twitter goes in on Paula Deen and after a report suggests she's racist.
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