December's #SundayBrunch with Higher Heights will discuss all things #BlackWomenLead as we wrap up last week’s news where some Americans from across the country sent thank you notes and messages to the Black women voters in Alabama who voting 98 percent to move this country forward.!
We have dedicated our last Sunday Brunch with Higher Heights of 2017 to provide a space to talk about this recent wave and growing news and commentary on Black women’s political participation. Join today’s #SundayBrunch #BlackWomenLead Twitter Chat for an important and timely conversation.Read more
November's #SundayBrunch with Higher Heights will discuss all things #BlackWomenVote as we prepare for Tuesday, November 7th #ElectionDay!
Off-year elections are important and it's critical that we show up. Join us as we discuss how to activate our networks-- raise our voice, cast our vote and flex our collective voting power.
Join the #SundayBrunch #BlackWomenVote Tweet Storm on Sunday, November 7th at 2: 00 p.m. EST. Follow the conversation on twitter at @HigherHeights using #BlackWomenVote.
By Kimberly Peeler-Allen
Since 2002, 10 Black women have been elected mayor in the 100 most populous cities, including five of those women serving simultaneously from January to June 2017, the largest number to serve at one time in history.
2017 is shaping up to be the year of the Black women mayor. This fall, Seven Black women will be on the ballot in primaries or have already advance to general elections.Read more
By Glynda C. Carr
If Fannie Lou Hamer were alive to celebrate her 100th birthday this past October 6th, she would certainly take pride in the way Black women continue to push this country toward honoring its promise of freedom and equality for all. From founding movements such as Black Lives Matter to our status as the country’s fastest-growing segment of small business owners, Black women have historically been at the forefront of this country’s political, economic and human-rights advancement.
It’s been 53 years since Hamer, a former share cropper who was instrumental in organizing Black voter registration in the south, led the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party’s (MFDP) delegates to the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, NJ. There, she stood toe-to-toe with President Lyndon B. Johnson, who was seeking reelection. She demanded that he and other party leaders let the delegates, who’d been elected by more than 80,000 Black and poor White Mississippians, be seated and allowed to exercise their right to vote during the party’s nominating process.Read more