Dear Friend,

Happy Monday!  We're so glad you're here. 

BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is Jodi Gomes, owner of Point 7 Entertainment, and executive producer of the new documentary – One Child Left Behind: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Teaching Scandal. Gomes is known for her work on The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty (2009), Married to Medicine (2013), and Laffapalooza (2003).

Check her out!

What We're Learning From Democratic Debates

Did you miss the 5 hours of Democratic debates?

No worries!  We've got you.

Read Kelly's digest on what the recent debates mean for Black women and what we want next.

Read it!

$500 Billion

Marianne Williamson is highly unlikely to get the Democratic nomination for President but she most definitely spoke truth to power during the debates this week. 

Williamson put a number ($200 - $500 billion) on the amount of money owed to Black people to repair 400 years of theft and plunder. 

She's following the lead of the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) which has put together this extraordinary toolkit on reparations to help us demand ECONOMIC justice for the damage done to generations of African Americans in the U.S.  

Download it.

Take the Road to 2020 Survey!

We've said it before and we'll say it again, Black women can choose the next President.   (There is a reason that Biden is leading in the polls...)

To make the right choice we need to tell candidates what we care about and only support folks who share our vision and priorities.

That's why we're sharing this SHORT survey from Higher Heights with you! 

Take it today!

Your voice is your power.  Use it to shape the Democratic platform and ensure that #BlackWomenLead in 2020!

BlackHer Fact

Over two million Black children attend highly segregated and poor public schools.  

"Poor, segregated schools are a symptom of a broader array of racial equity issues that flow from neighborhood segregation and housing discrimination, legal barriers to school desegregation, and inequitable policies that precluded African American upward economic mobility in the past 40 years and precipitated recent significant downward mobility, with many falling out of the middle class."

Read the report.

Need Inspiration?

This is a POWERFUL and INSPIRING documentary about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's path to public office.

"My election offers a counter-narrative to the bigotry in the world.  This is a land of immigrants, and most come here for opportunity, a second chance. It's our time to fight for the America we know we can have."

Watch it!

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