Dear friend,

It's a new week.  We're so glad you're here! 

Gratitude.  That's the word on my mind this week as we head into year-end holidays.

It's hard to list all of the blessings that have accrued to Angela and me because of BlackHer. We've created new friendships, learned SO MUCH about the amazing work Black women are doing in the world.  And we're building an engaged and generous community! 

But most of all, we're grateful to you.  There is no BlackHer without Black women (like you!) to read, share, and comment on our work.  So, thank you for supporting us.  You are our Shero.  


BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is Tomiko Brown-Nagin, law professor and dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Brown-Nagin is a scholar in constitutional law and history, and one of four Black women deans at Harvard University.

Angela talked to Brown-Nagin about her path to becoming a lawyer and a professor.

Check her out!

BlackHer Fact

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, "Of all full-time faculty in degree-granting postsecondary institutions in fall 2017, 41 percent were White males; 35 percent were White females; 6 percent were Asian/Pacific Islander males; 5 percent were Asian/Pacific Islander females; and 3 percent each were Black males, Black females, Hispanic males, and Hispanic females.

Learn more.

Kamala Harris is Coming for Us

Last week, Higher Heights for America PAC and The Collective PAC teamed up to give Black women in Atlanta an in-depth experience with Senator Kamala Harris

From leaning into student loan debt to addressing our maternal mortality crisis, Dominique learned more about Harris's presidential plans for us.

Learn more. 

Black Power Rising

Were the 2018 and 2019 elections a dress rehearsal for 2020? In her piece this week, Angela argues that recent elections in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi hold important lessons for how to win (or lose) in 2020.

Check it out!

Speaking of Power Rising...

The third annual Power Rising will be held this year in Baltimore!  And we will be there for all of it.

What is Power Rising, you ask?

"We are an intergenerational power force of Black women from various sectors. We are businesswomen, politicians, union members, authors. We are cis and transgender, we are LGBTQ, we are mothers, aunties and we are immigrants. We are from various backgrounds and share different views, we are Black women—power speaking truth. We are Power Rising."


Watch the video and get your ticket now.  Trust us, they will sell out!

Sugar, spice, and everything nice!

Black Friday is coming up!  Check out and share our BlackHer Holiday Guide to:

  • Shop gifts that give back to Black women
  • Donate to charitable organizations led by our BlackHer Sheroes like Stacey Abrams (Fair Count), LaTosha Brown (Black Voters Matter Fund), Alicia Garza (Black Futures Lab), Yeshimabeit Milner, (Data for Black Lives), and more!

Happy shopping!

In love and solidarity,

P.S. Which BlackHer Shero are You?

Take our new quiz to find out and share it with your friends to invite them to join BlackHer.