After her landslide victory, Lori Lightfoot speaks to her supporters as the Chicago’s first Black female mayor.
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What Does the Lightfoot Election Mean for Chicago’s Black Businesses?

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “While Mayor Lightfoot will be in control, she faces decades of racism, sexism and corruption ingrained in the city’s systems. She will need continued support to affect real change,” In Our Own Voice founder, president and CEO Marcela Howell said. “Those who joined together to elect Lightfoot must now band with her to address the systemic oppression that cripples Chicago and threatens Black communities.” […read more]

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Black History

Black Women Voters Seek to Shake up Midterms

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The Trump presidency has repeatedly undermined the Affordable Care Act and other health programs that benefit the health of Black women. Black women will step up and vote for those who will work together with us to create health equity so that our families and communities can thrive…” — La’Tasha D. Mayes, founder and executive director of New Voices for Reproductive Justice […read more]

Black women are the vast majority of the student population at HBCU’s earning more higher degrees.  Black women online has surged 30% over the past three (3) years, with 60% using the internet.  Black women are among the most engaged users of social media.
Commentary

COMMENTARY: Who are Black Women Voters?

DALLAS POST TRIBUNE — We must never forget that black women voters in Birmingham, Alabama, voted  and supported Doug Jones for Senate over the forever seated ‘self entitled’  Roy Moore, the Republican rival. It is important that we remember that the voter turnout was 98%. An unmistakable message indeed! The overwhelming reason was a simple one:  they did not want the clock turned back. […read more]

Politics

Black Women Mobilizing for 2016 Vote

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the 2016 election cycle ramps up, Essence magazine and the Black Women’s Roundtable have teamed up to mobilize and re-energize Black women voters. The partnership hopes to raise the profile of the already-powerful Black women’s vote. In Read More