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Soledad O’Brien: Bad Economy is ‘devastating for the Black Community’

CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien explores how the economy impacts the black community in her 90-minute documentary, “Almighty Debt,” airing Thursday at 9pm on CNN.

“As much as it’s bad for everybody,” O’Brien tells the “Daily News,” “It’s devastating for the black community.”

The CNN anchor spoke to New Jersey Pastor DeForest Soaries, who heads a 7,000-member church. “His focus is on black debt,” O’Brien said of the pastor. “When he says, ‘Debt is a bigger problem than racism,’ that was pretty stunning.”

“Almighty Debt,” the third installment of the “Black in America” series, is not the only project on O’Brien’s plate. She’s also working on upcoming midterm election coverage, and doing it all with a bum knee.

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