What Shirley Chisholm’s Legacy Means to These 7 Congresswomen | Elle

Madison Feller, Elle African American educator and U.S. congresswoman Shirley Chisholm stands at a podium and gives the victory sign, circa 1968. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Getty Images). Featured Image Shirley Chisholm is a veritable icon. About 50 years ago, she became the first black woman to ever be elected to the U.S. Congress, and from […]

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Michael Brown’s Mother Loses City Council Race in Ferguson, Where Her Son Was Killed by Police | The New York Times

John Eligon, The New York Times Lesley McSpadden Getty Images, Featured Image Nearly five years ago, Lesley McSpadden appeared distraught before the world after finding out that a grand jury had declined to indict a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in the fatal shooting of her teenage son, Michael Brown, who was black. She […]

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African-American women embrace historic moment of Chicago’s mayoral race | Chicago Tribune

Javonte Anderson, Chicago Tribune Mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot, left, and Toni Preckwinkle take their seats before a televised debate at the NBC-Ch. 5 studios on March 7, 2019, in Chicago. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune). Featured Image A new era in Chicago politics will be ushered in when an African-American woman is elected mayor for the […]

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Kamala Harris’s First Campaign Policy: A Raise for Teachers | The New York Times

Astead W. Herndon, The New York Times Senator Kamala Harris in Houston on Saturday, where she unveiled early portions of her first policy rollout, a federal investment in teacher pay.CreditCreditLarry W Smith/EPA, via Shutterstock, Featured Image Senator Kamala Harris of California announced a plan Tuesday to heavily invest federal money into teacher pay, the first […]

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Donna Brazile Explains Why She’s Working for Fox News | The New Yorker

Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker Donna Brazile wrote that she is “excited to join the honest and passionate debate at Fox News about our future.”Photograph by Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call / Getty. Featured Image Donna Brazile, who has twice served as the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, is one of the […]

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Stacey Abrams for …. Governor? Senator? Veep? President?! The Georgian who is usually sure about everything finds herself conflicted about her future. | The Cut

Rebecca Traister, The Cut In an election-night tweet, Democrat Stacey Abrams urged her supporters to “STAY IN LINE until your vote is cast.” Three polls stayed open late after some voting machines in predominantly black districts were delivered with no power cords, rendering them useless. (Stacey Abrams/Twitter). Featured Image I am sitting in a car […]

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