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Why Harris’ HBCU, AKA affiliations could help Biden’s campaign

When it comes to mobilizing Black voters, Kamala Harris has something even President Barack Obama didn’t have as America’s first Black president.

Her degree from Howard University, a historically Black university, and membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha, the nation’s oldest Black sorority, could give her a noticeable advantage among loyal members and alumni, including in Delaware.

“It’s a part of Black America that most Americans are not aware of,” Akwasi Osei, a political science and history professor at Delaware State University, said about the Greek organization. “And it is huge.”

It could be the blessing that Biden’s campaign needs after Black voter turnout dropped in 2016. Osei expects Harris to revitalize turnout to match that of its historic levels during Obama’s presidential bids, if not higher.

Since her presidential bid last year, members of the sorority have formed into Harris’ own, unofficial private army.

California Sen. Kamala Harris appears at a fundraiser for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., of which she is a member, Jan. 25, 2019 in Columbia, S.C.
California Sen. Kamala Harris appears at
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Meet Hannah Bryan, AKA NoisyButters, the 24-year-old gaming superstar

24-year-old Hannah Bryan — known online to her 500,000 YouTube subscribers and 80,000 Twitch followers as NoisyButters — thinks it’s funny to look at her success as an online creator and gamer, and then compare it to how her dad used to yell at her to turn off the Xbox late at night.

“I’d say, ‘No Dad, you don’t get it! I’m really good at this, one day it’s going to be my job!'” Bryan told In The Know. “And he said, ‘Haha! Sure it is.'”

Twitch is an online streaming platform where people like Bryan can record themselves playing video games. “It’s real time, you talk to them in a chat and you play games with them,” she said. Gamers can make money off of Twitch, depending on their viewership, subscriber numbers and donations. 

In 2019 Twitch had 3.7 million monthly streamers, 1.2 million average concurrent viewers and had

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