President Obama's Twitter Town Hall Reactions | Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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President Barack Obama addressed the Twitterverse Wednesday, hosting his first-ever Twitter Town Hall alongside Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. The hour-long affair allowed for Twitter users to ask the commander in chief a wide range of questions pertaining to the job market and economy, and let them tune in to the conversation via his live White House webcast. Black Enterprise staffers and followers weighed in amongst the rest of the global Twitterers with questions spanning from the debt ceiling and education to the housing market and alternative energy opportunities. A large portion of the questions (27%) derived from job market concerns. Here are a few tweets covering the topics at hand during yesterday’s address; see how Mr. President responded.

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Janel Martinez

With a focus on news and the under 35 crowd, Martinez develops engaging, daily reports for BlackEnterprise.com. She also pens the blog, After School Daze: Life After Undergrad, where she delves into the day-to-day issues and concerns of recent graduates trying to adapt to life off campus. Prior to Black Enterprise, the Bronx, N.Y. native contributed to Latina, Latina.com, Honeymag.com, Syracuse Record and The Post-Standard. When she's not writing articles, the self-proclaimed travelista is on the prowl for her next excursion.   Martinez holds a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism and sociology from Syracuse University.


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