BLACK WOMEN IN AMERICA: WE STAND READY TO LEAD

Black women leadership in our nation is significant for a number of reasons. Perhaps the most important reason is the fact that our country is experiencing an unprecedented amount of unrest and uncertainty and we need bold leadership that can withstand cruelty the world has to offer. We need a win. A win that would bring us all together, rather than tear us apart. One that forges toward a new America. The truth is when people look at us, they don’t see a leader. Instead they see someone unqualified and…

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Leading from the Front Lines

The announcement of Senator Kamala Harris as the vice-presidential candidate marked another historical moment in our nation. The moment when everyone else realized what most black women have known all their lives; they have always been ready to lead. For years we have sat silent on the sidelines watching a very small number of bold and tenacious black women fight their way to the top only to be broken and defeated. Their drive to be successful and make it to the top levels of leadership is admirable, but in some…

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Vote Smart: An Informed Voter is a Powerful Voter

This year’s election includes the office of the president. As one can imagine, information is  being spewed out at neck breaking speed. Some will be voting for the first, others not so much. At any rate, being an informed voter is a must. Listed below is some helpful information for both the new and experienced voter. The spin masters are working overtime, so it is imperative that voters educate themselves concerning this upcoming election. The supreme court, police abolishment, voting rights, education, housing, and  healthcare are all on the table.…

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We Are Not Powerless – Ahmaud Arbery

We Are Not Powerless! It is a phrase that I repeat to myself anytime I am faced with news that is designed to render me powerless.  In this case, it is the death of Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of three violent and blood thirsty white men, Gregory and Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan. The murder occurred on February 23rd.  The first prosecutor, District Attorney Jackie Johnson of Brunswick recused herself because Gregory used to work in the office with her.    At Ahmuaud’s mother’s request, District Attorney George…

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Dismantling Systems that Enable Police Terror

Dismantling Systems that Enable Police Terror  In response to the growing number immigrants in the United States, “the first publicly funded, organized police force with officers on duty full-time was created in Boston in 1838.”   Enforcement looks totally different when black bodies are involved. The horror stories of the treatment of slaves is no secret.  Being subjected to and threatened with death from noncompliance is something that black people are all too familiar with.  Black people have marched, cried and died surrounding the death of their peers at the hands…

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