Dear Friend,

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

BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is Jennifer Riley Collins, Democratic candidate for Attorney General of Mississippi.  Collins is a decorated army colonel, civil rights lawyer and former executive director of the ACLU of Mississippi.

Check her out!

1619

In case you missed it, Nikole Hannah-Jones launched The 1619 Project, a stunning initiative from The New York Times "observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery."

The goal of the project is "to reframe the country’s history...and plac(e) the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are."

Read the essays or listen to the podcast.

For all the lawmakers who say we don't need or can't quantify reparations for Black Americans, Nikole Hannah-Jones is looking at you.

Justice ReMix'd

Speaking of reframing the narrative and centering ourselves, Judith Browne Dianis, executive director of the Advancement Project and BlackHer Shero has teamed with Ben & Jerry's (and actor Jesse Williams!) to launch Justice ReMix'd, a new ice cream flavor to raise awareness about and money for criminal justice reform.  

Taste it!

BlackHer2020: Homeownership and Black Wealth

Did you know that 71% of Black wealth comes from equity in our homes?  

This week, Dominique explains how our ability to own homes (and therefore build wealth) has been stymied by toxic policies. Next, she outlines policies we (and the 2020 Presidential hopefuls) must push for to advance our homeownership agenda. 

Read it!

400 Years: Our Legacy, Our Possibilities

The 2019 Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus is this week and that means there will be lots of parties and conversations for, by, and about Black folks in Washington, DC.

If you're in the nation's capital this week or can get here quickly, consider attending all or part of the conference.

Also, check out and register for additional activities taking place across the city.  Many of the events are FREE!

Need Inspiration?

Serena lost her final match in the US Open.  

No matter. 

Her power doesn't come from winning. 

It comes from longevity, skill, commitment to, and love for the game.

What do you need to do this week to get or stay in the game?

In love and solidarity,

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