“President Obama’s passionate testimony to the contributions of black women to “every great movement in American history” during a speech Saturday night was applauded by African-American feminists, who were equally glad to hear him acknowledge that black females face unique economic and social challenges.

In his speech at the Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner, Obama described the “real and persistent challenges” faced by black women and girls, including lower incomes, higher rates of serious illness and more exposure to violence. But he offered no specific effort to address those challenges, as he did a year-and-ahalf ago when he launched My Brother’s Keeper for at-risk boys and men of color.”

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