Obama's Broken Promise: I'll Help Jobless Blacks

This is not an easy column for me to write. It’s never easy to tell someone you like that he’s a disappointment. I like Barack Obama. I liked him the first time we met back in 2006 when I took a small group of journalism students to Washington, D.C., for a meeting with the then-freshly minted U.S.

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