Here and Now: Defending the Black vote, supporting Black businesses

NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this episode of Here and Now, reaction to the historic inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Sandra speaks with women who have spent years behind the scenes, increasing Black voter turnout, defending the Black vote, and fighting systematic racism.

Melanie Campbell is the President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and the convener of the Black Women's Roundtable and Glynda Carr is the President, CEO, and co-Founder of Higher Heights for America, the only political action committee dedicated to electing more progressive Black women.

Also on this episode, Sandra talks with New York Urban League President and CEO Arva Rice and DoorDash's Head of U.S. East and Federal Government Relations David London on a new partnership to support Black-owned businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

CEO of Entertainers 4 Education Alliance, philanthropist, and entertainer, Tonya Lewis Taylor tells Sandra more about the "Gun Violence Destroys Families Initiative," a social media campaign against gun violence featuring the parents of slain rapper Pop Smoke.

Plus, Urban Tech Founder and President, Patricia Bransford, discusses bridging the gap between the classroom and homeschooling and the importance of digital inclusion for children of color.

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