Quentyn Israel, 6, watches with his father and siblings as President-elect Barack Obama gives his victory speech on Nov. 4, 2008, in Denver, Colo. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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For Much Of Black America, Election 2016 Has Been Rough

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Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi NAACP, said at a press conference Wednesday that Donald Trump "clings to the hateful and intolerant rhetoric of this country's shameful history — a history that we know all too well." Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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For Many Black Voters, Trump's 'What Do You Have To Lose?' Plea Isn't Enough

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Can GOP Strides With Black Voters Survive The 2016 Campaign?

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, speak at a "Get Out The Vote Rally" in Columbia, S.C., on Friday. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Are Black Voters Ready For Hillary Clinton?

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Republican Mia Love celebrates with her supporters after winning the race for Utah's 4th Congressional District on Tuesday. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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As GOP Swept Congress, Black Republicans Took Home Historic Wins

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