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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Hillary Clinton is Not the First Woman to Make Presidential History in Brooklyn

ChisholmAnnounce.jpgOn January 25, 1972, Shirley Chisholm announced her bid for president at Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn. She told a crowd of supporters, “I stand before you today, to repudiate the ridiculous notion that the American people will not vote for qualified candidates, simply because he is not white or because she is not a male. I do not believe that in 1972, the great majority of Americans will continue to harbor such narrow and petty prejudice.” Thirty-six years later, the United States elected its first Black president. This week, we moved one step closer to electing a woman to the nation’s top office. 

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