The impact of Obama's first term on black Americans


With two months to go before American voters choose their president, the Democrats are gathering for their national convention.

There, Barack Obama will officially accept his party's nomination for a second term.

The BBC's North America editor Mark Mardell considers the impact of his first term on black Americans and the office of the presidency.

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