Van Jones (Elon James White)

Are Americans better off than they were four years ago?

That’s the question that’s dominated the political conversation as Democrats descended on Charlotte, North Carolina. Obama surrogates have said no—then yes. But what’s the truth? With more people living in poverty today than when Obama took office are we better as a country? With corporations posting record profits does this affect the rest of the nation? In the latest This Week in Blackness this question is tackled and it’s not by me. Check out a special episode recorded in Charlotte with special guest Van Jones.

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Elon James White is a writer and satirist and host of the award-winning video and radio series This Week in Blackness. Listen Monday to Thursday at 1:30 p.m. EST at TWIB.FM and watch at TV.TWIB.ME/LIVE. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Tumblr.