Brayan Guevara, a 20-year-old first-time Afro Latino voter in North Carolina, is an independent who ultimately decided to support Democratic candidate Joe Biden. He said the election validated that “my voice matters.”
A small percentage of US voters remain undecided and they could be critical in swaying the presidential election. After months of following the campaign, Brayan Guevara has decided to vote for Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
Nodia Mena is Afro Honduran and moved to the US nearly 30 years ago. She left Honduras when she was 19, but was able to vote for the first time before leaving. She said the lack of change in her country led her to not take voting seriously. But that changed after seeing the enthusiasm toward politics in 1992.
Brayan Guevara's mother and grandparents were teachers. Now, he's on the same path, and he wants to serve as a model for his students — especially those who are Black, Latino and Afro Latino — so that they, too, see a future for themselves in education.
Rescuers are searching for survivors in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian pulverized homes and beached boats. US residents are now bracing for Dorian, which could make landfall in South or North Carolina later this week.
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