Some who did expressed concerns about his record on criminal justice and his comments this year that painted Black voters as a monolithic bloc that should back him without question, for which he later apologized.
In Cuyahoga County, Clinton collected about 49,000 fewer votes than Obama, which contributed to a 10% drop in Black turnout statewide.
The members of the Iota Phi Theta fraternity said they believed the killings of Floyd and Taylor and Trump’s rhetoric on race would motivate Black voters the most.
National polling has shown Biden is on track to win about 90% of the Black vote with Trump netting about 10%.
The Biden campaign also has emphasized its “Shop Talk” program aimed at owners and patrons of barbershops and beauty salons as an innovative way to engage Black voters.