I never thought it would happen, but Georgia has virtually become the first state to elect a black woman as governor. It was one thing for Barack Obama to get elected president. He ran for office while America was in ruins after George W. Bush’s ragged economy and costly financial wars. Sarah Palin’s candidacy for GOP…
The premiere of Angela Rye’s four-episode special for BET was a riff on President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union, wherein he continued to dip into his bag of cheap tricks, pulling out dog whistles and race-baiting to assure his “base” that he’s the white supremacist in chief.
Bless her heart; she’s trying.
Stacey Abrams was 17 years old in 1991 when she was first told she couldn’t enter the governor’s mansion in the affluent Buckhead district of Atlanta. She and her parents stepped off the MARTA bus stop nearby and walked toward the guards booth, where they were met with the blunt response.
If you’ve kept up with how black women roll in American politics, what happened in Alabama last night should hardly surprise you. Per usual, black women showed up and showed out at the ballot box, helping Doug Jones win Jeff Sessions’ vacated Senate seat in what was supposed to be a safe victory for Republican…
I have a confession to make. I’m black.
“I don’t wanna vote for her just because she’s black, you know?”