Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President, makes welcoming remarks during the Women in Finance Symposium at the Treasury Department July 12, 2011 in Washington

*Just days away from the August 2nd default deadline, President Obama’s senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, gave BET News an exclusive interview to talk about the debt limit dilemma.

In this three-part series, Jarrett outlines the White House’s argument on the importance of raising the national debt limit, breaks down the stakes for Black America on this issues and even answers tough questions about the possibility of the U.S. defaulting on its debt obligations and the widening wealth gap facing African Americans in this economy.

Watch the entire exclusive series with Valerie Jarrett below find out what she’s urging all Americans to do to help.