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Harris receives endorsement from Michigan Democratic Black Caucus

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks during the AARP and The Des Moines Register Iowa Presidential Candidate Forum on July 16, 2019 in Bettendorf, Iowa. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

DETROIT — The second round of candidates hoping to become the Democratic nomination to run against President Donald Trump are preparing for a debate Wednesday night.

One of Wednesday’s participants will be California Sen. Kamala Harris, who received the endorsement of the Michigan Democratic Black Caucus.

Keith Williams, the chair of the caucus, said his priority is to promote the issues and concerns of African Americans and to elect Democrats who will work on those, and Harris’ proposals are most aligned with those.

“My concern with all these candidates is about capitalization, education, health care and safety for our communities. She’s going to address that,” Williams said. “She’s a sincere person, I love her spirit, I love her tenacity.

Aside from Harris’ policy, Williams believes she is qualified for the job.

“She’s a United States senator, she’s a former attorney general and she fits all the qualifications of being president. She’s better than what we got,” Williams said.

Tuesday’s debates didn’t appeal to Williams, who said the conversation was in “Washington-speak” and none of the candidates addressed how they were going to help inner city communities.

“How are they gonna uplift those African Americans who struggle with education? Who struggle with economics? They didn’t talk about that yesterday,” he said.

In addition to Harris, the candidates taking part Wednesday Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Kamala Harris of California, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and businessman Andrew Yang.

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  • Not racist not violent but no longer silent

    Shocking. If they took a long look at themselves and saw how most people live in cities like Detroit or Baltimore they’d fire themselves. OR try a republican.

    • lml25

      I posted this yesterday.
      Your comment is awaiting moderation.

      …or Grand Rapids.Well said,but many Repubs are traitors to America too–quite a few globalists and socialists in the GOP.The Bush’s,McCain,Jeff Flake and the former speaker from Wisconsin are some examples.I have major doubts about Mitch McConnell as well.In ten years,Grand Rapids will be mentioned with the other slum cities of the US.Wait until we get a black mayor. Although Bliss is doing a fine job of wrecking the city–with help from Mark Washington–a black mayor will speed the process up to the final flush
      This was deemed by FOX to be worthy of censorship.Lol.

  • WRTolkas

    Did she promise the most Reparations? Way to buy votes! I wonder if they know the government will have to tax those reparations to afford them. Don’t tell ’em. Let that be a surprise and give them something else to riot about.

  • Someguy who hates anything federal government

    Ah supporting the very people that keep you down. Anyone is these comunities end up being a milonaire from all these promises? I think not. Becuase wealth isn’t somthing that is just created from nothing. You have to work.
    No amount of minimum wage increases or handouts is going to magically lift you out of poverty. It has never happened.
    The moment you cross that line from being in poverty to not. The same people. Claiming to get you out of poverty start penalizing you immediately with taxes, fines, and licensing barriers. These people are not on your side. They are the federal government who’s only job is to control you.
    To me, that sounds a lot like slavery. Becuase it is. We live on a tax farm.
    It’s a big club being a political leader and making your six figure salaries off taxes, directing the violence of the state toward your neighbors and you’re not in it.

  • Gregory Mitchell

    Lmao, this is the same person who has heavily enforced the same laws that disproportionately places more blacks in jail. Things like victimless crimes and the war on drugs that has been the most damaging to black communities.
    Her career in law enforcement speaks for itself. She is an enemy of the very people she claims to support.

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