‘We Are Resilient’: The Power of the Black Community

Since President Donald Trump took office, we have seen his rhetoric and policy choices threaten communities of color. These threats aren’t new for the black community. They have a long history of standing up and fighting back against threats to themselves and democracy at large. Whether it’s health care, criminal justice, economic issues, or voting—African Americans remain resilient.

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Jasmine Hardy is the video editor for Art and Editorial at the Center for American Progress. Andrew Satter is the director of Video at the Center. Danyelle Solomon is the director of Progress 2050 at the Center. Lea Hunter is a special assistant for Progress 2050 and the Criminal Justice and Executive teams at the Center. Connor Maxwell is the research associate for Progress 2050 at the Center.