— BY, TANAY HUDSON
In the Black community, Black women are the matriarchs. The problem solvers. The providers. The protectors. The storytellers. They often don’t just fulfill these roles for their families, but for all those around them. This year’s Urban One Honors recipients are evidence of that. They are game-changers in their fields, leading and creating groundbreaking work that empowers our communities.
And they all lead with love.
Honorees Stacey Abrams and Alderwoman Robin Rue Simmons have been dedicated to fighting against discriminatory practices often embedded in legislation. Abrams exposed Georgia bills that supported voter suppression in Black communities. Through the New Georgia Project and Fair Fight, she helped register over 800,000 Georgians to vote.