If you can win over the Black community in an election, you win nearly the entire race. Black votes aren’t easy to obtain, but if you can get them; voters are valuable, and loyal.

Contributing to the American population by only 13%, we stand strong from being politically oppressed, socially stressed and economically burdened.  However, that 13% is very valuable and presidential potentials are aware.

We elect presidents, pass legislation and remove racial barriers. With the recent terrorisms that have been plaguing the black communities, there has been an awareness across the race that has influenced blacks to get involved politically.

With the recent elections coming faster by the months, blacks are dying every day wrongfully. The Black Lives Matter campaign has been nationally and internationally publicized and it is important that the future leader of this country will uphold and cherish that.

Candidates have begin to sympathize and speak out publicly on various issues, however, it will take more than a “sorry” or “black lives matter” in a speech to win over that 13 percent. Presidential candidates will have to present legislation during their campaigns to show blacks that they care.

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About The Author Justina Moffett

Intern Writer that attends Howard University from the Hampton Roads area. Specialized in PR and Entertainment Journalism.

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