The Road to 2016: What Black Women Want

As we move towards the 2016 Presidential Election, all eyes are on the Black woman. What does she think? What issues will impact her the most? How will she vote?

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October #SundayBrunch Menu

box-sundaybrunch.jpgSeen Not Heard, By Glynda C. Carr and Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Higher Heights Co-Founders

What's Under the Hood, By Dr. Danielle Moss Lee, CEO of YWCA

Open Participation is Power, By Jamia Wilson, Executive Director of Women, Action and the Media

Sista to Watch: Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL)

Sunday Brunch with Higher Heights is bringing the power of talking and brunching into the 21st century. This monthly social-media-driven series takes place from 1:30—3:30 p.m., every second Sunday and encourages Black women to become part of national conversations on trending political and current events affecting our communities.

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Seen and Not Heard

founders.jpgBy Glynda C. Carr and Kimberly Peeler-Allen,
Co-Founders of Higher Heights
 

During President Obama’s keynote speech at the Congressional Black Caucus' 2015 Phoenix Awards, he acknowledged the centrality of Black women in mobilizing and advancing change across America. He also identified the proverbial elephant in the room: Black women’s invisibility in movement building. President Obama declared, “Black women have been a part of every great movement in American history. Even if they weren’t always given a voice.”

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Open Participation is Power

IMG_1728.JPGBy Jamia Wilson, Executive Director of Women, Action and the Media

Last week, during a conference on hate speech in Oslo, I heard a white Norwegian official say that only when Black women’s rights and voices are recognized, will she herself be free. While it was encouraging to hear this perspective in the context of a predominately white country about the size of New Mexico, I longed to see black women’s opinions and leadership more amplified and supported stateside. 

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What's Under the Hood (Or, Can a Black Woman Really Lead?)

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By Danielle Moss Lee, Executive Director of YWCA of the City of New York
 

Why would anyone choose to lead these days? I mean, our country is struggling mightily, morally, and spiritually depending on who you ask. The aspirational democracy we hoped to become is either living up to its potential or slipping through our fingers depending on whom you ask. Maybe my anxiety about the shape we're in overblown.

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