Black Americans and the Republican Party with Deana Bass-Williams

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Main Street Matters with Elaine Parker and Alfredo Ortiz explores the intersection of small business and government policy. With more than 90 million Americans either owning or depending on small business for their household income, policies like taxes, regulations, and access to credit have a huge effect on the American Dream. Elaine and Alfredo talk with small business owners, government officials and office holders, and experts about everything from education to the labor market on this interesting and entertaining podcast.

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Friday, February 2

Deana Bass-Williams, a partner at Bass Public Affairs, discusses the importance of economic opportunities in underserved communities and the need for all communities to have access to all ideas. Deana highlights the impact of the current economic climate on Black Americans and the reasons why some are leaving the Democratic Party. Deana emphasizes the role of entrepreneurship in closing income and wealth gaps and shares personal stories of entrepreneurship in her own family. She also discusses the success of opportunity zones and the importance of school choice and education freedom. Dena calls for conservatives to actively engage with the Black community and share positive stories and messages. Main Street Matters is part of the Salem Podcast Network - new episodes debut every Wednesday & Friday. For more information visit