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Special Screening: Summer of Soul

On Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. est, Higher Heights will screen the Sundance Award-winning documentary “Summer of Soul,” which also marks The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson directorial debut. The documentary centers around the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture, and fashion. It includes never-before-seen concert performances by artists like Nina Simone, Gladys Knight, the Fifth Dimensions, B.B. King, and more. The film uses the festival’s musical performances to tell the story of the cultural and sociopolitical upheaval happening at that time.
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Special Screening: Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth To Power

On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. est, there will be a screening of “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth To Power”. The film is a portrait of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a true pioneer on behalf of racial and economic justice and the lone voice in opposition to the authorization of military force after the September 11th attacks. A unique selection of political commentators, activists, politicians, and family members adds depth to the story of the highest-ranking African American woman in the United States Congress. Making appearances in the film are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cory Booker, Alice Walker, John Lewis, and Van Jones, and of course, the incomparable Barbara Lee.
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Higher Heights Statement on Voting Rights After Black Women Leader Roundtable Meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris

Higher Heights for America President and CEO Glynda C. Carr issued the following statement on voting rights after a roundtable meeting held by Vice President Kamala Harris with Black women leaders to discuss the issue.
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#BWL Summer Reading List

The #BlackWomenLead Summer Reading List is Back! This year’s list is filled with a variety of subjects from a group of talented Black women authors. Whether your tastes are fiction, politics, or memoirs, this year’s list is sure to provide you with a plethora of options. As you sit back and enjoy your summer, make sure you find time to relax with a good book from our list!
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New Merch Alert: #BWL PRIDE Tee

This summer we have launched our new #BlackWomenLead PRIDE Tee! Higher Heights is the political home for Black women and allies where the diversity of our members and network is viewed as a powerful community strength that must be celebrated. We honor and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ movement and ask that you stand with us to show our PRIDE with our new #BlackWomenLead Tee.
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Reach Higher

Join Higher Heights as we Reach Higher.

  • Zero Black women in the Senate.
  • Zero Black women on the Supreme Court.
  • Zero Black women Governors.
  • Zero Black women... Presidents.

52 years after Shirley Chisholm’s historic election as the first Black woman in Congress, Black women remain the backbone of our democracy and are more than qualified to lead it. #ReachHigher with Higher Heights for America to support Black women leaders. We need them now more than ever.

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Who We Are

Higher Heights is the political home for Black women and our allies to unleash our collective organizing power from the voting booth to elected office. Together we are lifting our voices, votes and leadership to push for a democracy that looks like us and represents us.
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Join dynamic Black women leaders and their guests in conversation and community with thought leaders and innovators across government, nonprofit and corporate sectors to break down the news and what it means for you.
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Our Chisholm Legacy List

Portrait of  New York State Attorney General

Letitia “Tish” James

New York State Attorney General

Letitia “Tish” James is the 67th Attorney General for the State of New York. She is the first woman of color to…

Portrait of Mayor of Charlotte, NC

Vi Lyles

Mayor of Charlotte, NC

Vi Lyles is serving as the 59th mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, since 2017. She is the first African-American female mayor of…

Portrait of State Delegate, Virginia

Charniele Herring

State Delegate, Virginia

The National Organization for Women called Charniele Herring “heroic” for her work rallying fellow legislators to stand against limits on abortion access,…

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Number of Black women who are eligible to vote

67% are registered.


Number of Black women serving in the U.S. House of Representatives

This is the most ever. But we still account for just 4.1% of all House members while being 6.8% of the population.


Percent of assets donated by Black households to charity

Compared to the 2% donated by their White counterparts. Imagine if we committed a small percentage of this to political giving.