By KENDRA MARR
President Obama took questions from black news outlets on a conference call on Monday afternoon.
About 30 newspapers and weeklies from around the country – including the Chicago Defender, The Los Angeles Sentinel and the New Pittsburgh Courier – were invited to participate, according to an administration official.
The call was part of the White House’s outreach to black media. On Friday, Obama met with the Trotter Group, an organization of black columnists, and last Monday, the White House hosted the first “African American Online Summit” for outlets like The Root and AOL Black Voices.