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Black women have long been the heart of the Democratic Party — among the party’s most reliable and loyal voters — but for decades that allegiance didn’t translate to their own political rise. Over the last several years and across America, Black women ran and won elections in historic numbers, from Congress to county school boards.
On Tuesday, the newly elected judiciary for Harris County was sworn in, including the 17 women who were part of the “Black Girl Magic” campaign.
A black pastor’s controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin’s funeral laid bare before the world what black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday.
The speeches by the recipients of Essence magazine’s 11th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards have a theme: We are here, and we will be seen.
On Wednesday night, late night television hosts dove headfirst into the fallout from this week’s Senate race in Alabama. Over on the “Daily Show,” Trevor Noah tapped the program’s correspondent Dulce Sloan to highlight one of the bigger takeaways from Doug Jones’s squeaker win over Roy Moore: the role of Alabama’s black women in delivering a win for Democrat Jones over Republican Moore.
As two marches converged in the District of Columbia on Saturday, protesters streaming past the Capitol toward the Justice Department sought to highlight racial injustices and the disadvantages faced by black women in particular. The March for Racial Justice and the March for Black Women held independent rallies in the morning, then met in the Capitol Hill neighborhood to march together, eventually ending on the Mall.
It’s hard to find definitive statistics on gun ownership, but a study by the Pew Research Center released this month indicated that just 16 percent of “non-white women” identified themselves as gun owners, compared with about 25 percent of white women.
Civil rights groups and organizations representing women say closer attention is needed to what’s happening between police and women of color. .