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DETROIT, Michigan (AP) — As a barrier-breaking year draws to a close, one undeniable fact has emerged: the strength of Black political power.
Black voters were a critical part of the coalition that clinched Joe Biden’s White House bid.
The nation is set to swear in its first Black woman and first person of South Asian descent as vice president. And as the global push for racial justice continues, Congress is set to welcome several new Black, progressive freshmen.
But while Black political and civil rights leaders see an opportunity to work with a Biden-Harris administration to build upon the momentum created in 2020. They agree the road ahead won’t be easy given the makeup of Washington and a narrowly divided Congress.