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2009, Barack Obama Symbolism over Substance?

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AAPolitical Slugfest

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In 2009 Barack Obama took charge as president of the United States, yet despite his historical win African Americans (Blacks) still live in greater poverty. In addition, Black unemployment increased from 8.9 percent to 15.6 percent since the recession struck in 2007, while overall, the national unemployment rate rose from 4.9 to 10.0 percent. Now the question is are black folks realizing that symbolism is not substance? Let's talk about the politics 0f 2009, who tracking the change, and what is in store for the black community in 2010, tonight on the political slugfest, "If you can handle the truth."