Black Women at the Center

By Michele Jawando

IMG_3316.JPGBlack women have long been a powerful force in America’s social and political landscape. As the country reels from the tragic events in Dallas, Minnesota, and Baton Rouge—events that have shocked, scared, and saddened us—we are forced to confront the reality that the time has come to change the direction in which this country is moving, and that Black women are at the center of that conversation. 

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2016 Is a Pivotal Moment for Black Women Voters

By Glynda C. Carr

FullSizeRender_(1).jpgThere’s an on-going conversation on social media these days questioning whether Black voters are going to sit out the 2016 election. From police brutality against people of color to the decades-long decimation that the school-to-prison pipeline has wrought on our communities and the entrenched poverty conditions caused by chronically low wages and inadequate education, Black folks are dealing with a lot these days, and many are frustrated that racial aggression has seemingly become more prevalent and plight in our communities more palpable. 

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#BlackWomenVote by the Numbers and on the Issues

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June 2016 #SundayBrunch Menu

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Realizing the ‘Unbought and Unbossed’ Legacy of Shirley Chisholm

shawn_Rhea.jpgI was only 8 when Shirley Chisholm announced her presidential bid in 1972, but I remember with crystal clarity the excitement in my mother’s face—no her entire body—when she told me that a black woman was running for the nation’s highest office. I had gone to the kitchen to get a snack, and there was my mother, reading the newspaper, barely able to contain herself. The conversation went something like this:

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