Dear friend,

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

BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the week is Deborah Archer, associate professor of clinical law, director of the Civil Rights Clinic at New York University (NYU) Law School, and co-faculty director of NYU’s Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law. 

We talked to her about her passion for mentoring the next generation of civil rights lawyers. 

Check her out!

Mississippi Goddamn!

Do you know the song, Mississippi Goddam by Nina Simone?   

In it, she laments about the excruciatingly slow pace of economic, political, and social progress in the state.

This week, we learned about how the state of Mississippi is still LEGALLY impeding fair representation and our electoral success by making it very difficult for Black candidates like BlackHer Shero Jennifer Riley Collins to win statewide office.

Read my (Jocelyn's) piece because it's important that we understand how voter suppression works, call it out, and fight for fair elections.

Can Kamala Make a Comeback?

On Tuesday, October 15, Democratic candidates for president will take to the stage in Ohio for another debate. And our eyes will be on Senator Kamala Harris.  

In June, Harris crushed the debate when she challenged Joe Biden's past opposition to school bussing. But she wasn't nearly as effective in a subsequent debate.  

Read Kelly's piece to learn why she is struggling and tune into the debate to see if she can make a comeback.


From October 21 - 25, CR8:BLK (Create Black) will host its first Black Women Cinema Week in Washington, DC to highlight the work of Black women filmmakers from all over the world. 

Check out their programming here.

Not in DC?  Check out their online magazine!

Need Inspiration?

This week, we're honoring another BlackHer Shero who has left this world, actor (and singer!) Diahann Caroll.  

Watch her sing, "Some of These Days".  #ThatVoiceThatFaceThatDress

In love and solidarity,

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