Detroit — Five guys sat exterior a barbershop on the metropolis’s east aspect Saturday speaking politics.

Among them: A former NBA superstar-turned-businessman, the second-highest rating elected official in Michigan, and the high regulation enforcement official in the state’s largest county.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, State Rep. Jewell Jones, D-Inkster and Detroit activist Teferi Brent gathered in rather a lot subsequent to Rayfield’s Barbershop on Cadillac Street on Detroit’s east aspect to stump for presidential candidate Joe Biden.

“The reason I’m here is to tell young Black men they can’t sit on the sidelines; you have to bring about change with your voice and your vote,” stated Johnson, a Lansing native and former Los Angeles Laker star who retired and constructed a enterprise empire that features investments in eating places and film theaters.

Saturday’s event was a part of Biden’s “Shop Talk” program, that are recurring “round table” discussions about points that affect African Americans. After Johnson appeared in the Detroit event Saturday, he stated he was headed to Lansing to assist mobilize voters.