Why Ghana? Obama Likely To Prioritize Democracy, Transparency Over Image

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When Air Force One touches down in Ghana on Friday evening, it's sure to be another goosebump moment of the Obama presidency. The rich symbolism in Barack Obama, the son of a Kenyan immigrant, visiting Africa as the President of the United States, and Michelle Obama, the descendent of enslaved Africans, going as the First Lady, holds significant weight for Black people around the world. Amid the anticipated media narrative, however, of Ghana excitedly welcoming the first Black President on his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, many are also wondering about the substance.

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