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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 12:03 PM

Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Travel The Country To Engage Black Businesses

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Source: BET

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris are actively engaging with small businesses run by African American from battleground states including Michigan to North Carolina in an effort to understand the best ways to build the country back after the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden held a Black Economic Summit with NBA player and President of the National Basketball Players Association Chris Paul in Charlotte, North Carolina where he met with small business owners, workers, and others who are struggling to make ends meet. African Americans in particular currently face 13% unemployment. Small businesses in North Carolina have been devastated with 74% negatively impacted by COVID-19, 12% permanently closed and 11% of those businesses have reduced the number of employees. Keep in mind that Black-owned businesses have been hit even harder.

And on Tuesday, September 22, Senator Harris traveled to Detroit and Flint, Michigan to meet with Black small business owners who have been disproportionately impacted by Trump’s failed COVID response. While in Flint, she made unannounced stops at three Black-owned small businesses: MagnifiClips, Comma Bookstore and Bedrock Apparel.

In Detroit, the California Senator held a “Shop Talk” event with Black men leaders at a Black-owned barber shop. In addition, she met with community leaders, during multiple stops across the state to discuss the policies of a Biden-Harris administration.

Read more: https://www.bet.com/news/national/2020/09/23/joe-biden-kamala-harris-black-businesses.html

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 12:31 PM

1. They have rolled up their sleeves already and will hit the ground running Jan 20th.

It will be so awesome to have competent leadership once again.

Build it Back Better, especially for minority owners - let's give them a level economic playing field.

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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 10:02 PM

2. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Feature story. Not LBN.

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