Dear friend,

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

“Make up a story... For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light." 

This is one of my favorite quotes by Toni Morrison.  She knew that telling our own stories and sharing them with the world can be a life-saving endeavor.  

This week, we're highlighting Black female storytellers who are documenting our lives and speaking truth to power.  From mapping and making sense of the Black Innovation Economy, to ruling that no one is above the law, to chronicling our sheroes of the Black press, these women are wielding their words to shape history and create change.  

Many thanks to them for showing us who we are and helping us imagine who we can be. 


BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is Sherrell Dorsey, founder and editor in chief of ThePlug, the first daily tech newsletter curating the top news of Black founders and innovators.

Check her out!


In great news last week, we moved one step closer to impeaching the President.  But as Kelly points out in her piece, that's only part of the headline.  

"The real story here isn’t McGahn’s potential testimony... Instead, we should be paying attention to the superstar judge who first said that McGahn must comply with the subpoena. In her ruling, U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson decided that top presidential advisers cannot choose to ignore demands for information from Congress." 

Because, wait for a democracy, no one is above the law.

Learn more.

The Heroines of America's Black Press

In her powerful new piece in The New York Review of Books, Maya Millet introduces us to the heroines of the Black press who risked all manner of oppression to get our stories straight.

It's a good reminder that Black women have always found spaces to share our convictions, ideals, and dreams.  

Read it.

Follow Race Women on Instagram by Maya Millett.

BlackHer Tool

Ready to tell your own story and help others do the same?

Story Corps has a new FREE app.  

This holiday season, invite a friend or family member to tell you about their journey.  

Because as Story Corps says, it's never too late to "listen, honor, and share" our stories.

Download it!

Give to Black Women and Girls

Giving Tuesday is December 3.

Check out the BlackHer Holiday Guide to find great charitable organizations lifting up Black women and girls!

Donate now!

You can also check out our Black Woman's Guide to Philanthropy to take your giving to the next level.

In love and solidarity,

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