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Jun 11, 2015 ... The False Promise of Black Political Representation. Record numbers of African Americans hold elective office, but the policy preferences of black voters remain unlikely to be enacted. Youth leader Rasheen Aldridge of the Ferguson Commission listens to Barack Obama speak during a meeting at the ...


We're profiling some of the many women who should be recognized for their extremely successful stories of courage, strength and leadership. ... to be reckoned with in Illinois state politics and ran for the role of State Treasurer. Robin was the first African American woman to serve as the head of staff of a constitutional officer.


Great Black Heroes looks at the men and women over the last 200 year who have influenced society and citizens therein for the better.


The African American community tends to lean toward liberal politics, but this list of famous black Republicans proves that it's not an absolute. Black conservative.. .


Feb 9, 2018 ... It's a change for a region that has given rise to some of California's most influential African-American leaders over the years, from the Black Panthers to Willie Brown to Kamala Harris. The Bay Area has been consistently represented by at least one black legislator in Sacramento for all but 10 years since ...


Aug 19, 2017 ... Pundits and Mississippi political leaders were impressed with Evers' showing. Forty years later in 2011, then-Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree ran for governor as a Democrat after becoming the first African-American to be nominated for governor by a major party. Republican candidate Phil Bryant, right,  ...


Last year, I was debating if I should run for University City School Board. I was interested — but I had doubts. “Why me? Am I qualified enough?” I wondered. Was I ready to lead? During that time, I had the opportunity to participate in two LEE programs — Lead to Serve and the African American Political Leadership Program ...


Last year, we saw the largest number of Black women running for public office at the state-wide and federal levels. In all, more than 100 Black candidates campaigned for these elected positions. Twenty-five African Americans—10 of them women—sought statewide office in 2014, compared to 17 in 2002, which held the ...


Booker T. Washington. (1856–1915). Writer and political leader. Ida Wells (1862– 1931). Journalist, newspaper editor, and early civil rights activist. Richard Wright ... Marcus Garvey (1887–1940). Black nationalist, encouraged African Americans to migrate back to Africa. Frances Harper (1825–1911). Abolitionist and poet.