Black Women Candidates

Jennifer Rourke is running for State Senator in Rhode Island.

The alleged concern about the electability of Black women candidates in statewide elections is grounded in fiction that voters won’t support them. Black women need more than gracious accolades. “The thank you era is over.”

Black women have made strides in the political space, but Glynda C. Carr, President and CEO of Higher Heights, says they’re not done yet. Here are 20 races where Black women can make a lasting impact on Election Day.

Texas judge Cassandra Hollemon died. She was part of the historic wave of Black women candidates who were elected in 2018.

Chicago could make history by electing its first Black woman mayor.

Several history-making Black lawmakers were sworn into office in 2019.

Pressley and many other Black female candidates received no support from the Democratic Party.

Democracy for America wants to send a signal with the appointment of a Black women CEO.

BLM activist Cat Brooks is running for mayor of Oakland.

MoveOn.org reaches a milestone in campaign fundraising for Black women candidates.

Many Black women feel betrayed by the Democratic Party.

Collecting race data for primary elections across the nation is no easy task.