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What does it mean to have a black President?

13 December 2011 Last updated at 06:38 GMT

In a series of special reports Ricky has been travelling across the U.S. to find out how Barack Obama is getting on as President of the United States of America.

When he became President he was young, funny and clever. But for some, what made him stand out most was the colour of his skin. He was the first ever black President of America. Today - Ricky's finding out what difference having a black President is making to kids growing up there...