Black Women Lead
Black Women’s Agenda honored Rep. Val Demings, who is working hard to replace Sen. Marco Rubio in the Senate, with the president’s award. Demings could not attend the ceremony in person hard at work on the campaign trail.
Black women, despite being one of the most politically active groups in the country, hold less than 5% of state legislative seats nationwide, meaning their voices are largely excluded from policy discussions.
Jennifer Rourke is running for State Senator in Rhode Island.
Speaking to supporters a little after midnight, Lee focused her remarks on the power of Black women as leaders and coalition builders.
Concerned voters should ask Beasley about the facts related to her record, not narratives that seek to distort her tenure.
No matter how much Democrats claim to be a "big tent," Lee points to a problem with Black women being treated as disposable once they emerge as formidable opponents.
Coretta Scott King’s birthday is a chance to revisit her legacy as a steward of peace and justice.
Black women currently have no representation in the Senate, and there has never been a Black woman governor.
Tuesday's results, particularly in Virginia and New Jersey, are telling, but they are not the whole picture. The real question is whether candidates and their teams will learn the right lessons or continue to do the same thing that lost major ground in 2010 after President Barack Obama was elected.
On the 4th anniversary of the 'me too.' Movement, we reflect on how the movement has matured through the years and how the founder Tarana Burke was almost erased from the narrative.
All five major candidates are people of color, two are Black women, setting the stage for voters to elect the first non-white man to lead the city.
A former federal public defender, Lee will be the second Black woman to serve on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, bringing with her a 'deep commitment to protecting civil rights.'
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