Black American in Africa anticipates Obama’s arrival

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The Grio’s contributing correspondent Mara Schiavocampo paid a visit to Dr. Erieka Bennett, Head of Mission for the Diaspora African Forum in Accra, Ghana. Bennett is an African-American who has lived in Africa for the last 8 years. She expressed elation over the Obamas’ visit.

“They are the hopes and dreams of our ancestors,” Bennett said of the first family.

She also believes that it’s important for African-Americans to remember their roots in Africa.