Bangladesh, Nov. 10 -- Power. Respect. Finally.

When Eric Sheffield first saw Joe Biden take the lead in the vote count in Georgia, the 52-year-old Black man immediately thought about all the years he spent urging his Black friends and family to vote and all the times he saw his preferred candidate lose.

"Over the years, a lot of Black people have said, 'Well, my vote doesn't matter,'" the real estate development analyst in Atlanta said Friday. "This is proof that our vote does matter."

Even as votes are still tallied, there's little dispute that Black voters were a driving national force pushing the former vice president to the winner's column. By overwhelmingly backing Biden and showing up in strong numbers, Black voters not only hel...