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Angela Lang, executive director of BLOC, Black Leaders Organizing for Communities sits for a portrait in front of her childhood home Aug. 7, 2018 Milwaukee. BLOC, a community based group works in Milwaukee neighborhoods with a purpose of uniting and informing its citizens of current issues along with political insight to better their community. Darren Hauck for NPR hide caption

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Wisconsin Political Activists Hope A 'Silent Canvass' Will Win Back Black Voters

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Ifeolu Claytor, 23, (right) and Gabrielle Jackson, 28, (far left) check out a social media voting video on Esosa Osa's phone. All three are members of the Northeast Ohio Young Black Democrats. Asma Khalid/NPR hide caption

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Black Voters Need More Convincing From Democrats In 2018

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Supporters of Democrat Doug Jones celebrate as Jones is projected to be the winner in Alabama's special Senate election during his election night gathering Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds an August roundtable meeting with the Republican Leadership Initiative in his offices at Trump Tower in New York. Dr. Ben Carson is seated next to Trump at center. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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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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Activist Donna Walker-Brown speaks at an event for black voters sponsored by the Republican Party in Cleveland in January. Nick Castele/WCPN/Ideastream hide caption

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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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Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks with Frederic Hunt, a minister at First Calvary Baptist Church, during a campaign stop Wednesday at The Main Street Bakery in Columbia, S.C. Richard Shiro/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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