Dear Friend,

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

BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is Shijuade Kadree, chief advocacy officer of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York, New York. Kadree is a lawyer, policy advisor, and long-time social justice advocate. Fifty years after the Stonewall Uprising when LGBTQ people fought police harassment and demanded their civil rights, Kadree continues to fight for LGBTQ advancement today.

Check her out!

Kamala Crushed It!

Did you watch the Democratic debates last week? 

We did and Senator Kamala Harris crushed it!

She shared her personal reflections on race and racism in the US and suggested not so subtly why she will be the best next president of the United States. #ByeByeBiden

Watch the video!

Other debate winners included Senator Elizabeth Warren (has Bernie been bested?) and former secretary of Housing and Development Julián Castro.

Read Angela's commentary and Kelly's reflection on these hopeful and historic events.

And then make a donation to the candidate of your choice! 

#BlackHer2020: Guaranteed Income

One of the issues we're happy to hear Democratic candidates talking about is the enormous income and wealth gaps facing millions of Americans.

In her piece, Dominique explains the nuances of these proposals and asserts that any income transfer program that aims to help Black women build real prosperity, must compliment vs. become a substitute for other safety net programs.

Learn more.

BlackHer Fact (or Why Black Women Need Guaranteed Income)

ICYMI, Black women need higher wages in order to thrive.

According to The Status of Black Women in the United States by the Institute for Women's Policy Research, the median annual income for Black women working full-time is just $34,000.

We must do better.

Learn more.

Need Inspiration?

We can't wait to see tennis star, Cori "Coco" Gauff, in action.

She's only 15 but she just qualified to play at Wimbledon and will face Venus Williams in round one!

Learn more about her and follow her on Instagram.

In love and solidarity,

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