They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This photo was taken after President Barack Obama’s private “urban economy summit.”
The photo speaks volumes about job creation and minority business development in urban America.
Here’s the White House’s readout of the meeting:
President Obama met with African American leaders today concerning the economy and jobs. The meeting, which was just short of an hour, included Benjamin T. Jealous, president of the NAACP, Marc H. Morial, president of the National Urban League, and Reverend Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network. The group addressed the challenges facing economically disadvantaged communities and the variety of Administration efforts to extend support and opportunity during this economic recovery.
NOTE – Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Chairwoman, National Council of Negro Women, was unable to attend because of the severe weather in the area.
The Washington Post reports:
The meeting did not yield immediate announcements or initiatives.
African American business leaders and small business owners should have had a seat at the table. They would have moved the conversation beyond training for jobs that don’t exist and access to capital for start-ups.