Dear Friend,

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

BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is Ashindi Maxton, co-founder of Donors of Color Project, a new collaborative that seeks to engage and connect a community of high net worth donors of color to build collective power and racial equity that levels the playing field.  She’s also the co-author of The Apparitional Donor: Understanding and Engaging High Net Worth Donors of Color, a research study examining the giving patterns and priorities of high net worth people of color.

Check her out!

#BlackHer2020: Housing Affordability

In our #BlackHer2020 series this week, Dominique takes a look at the critical issue of housing affordability.

Did you know that "extremely low-income renters (i.e. people who earn up to 30% of the area median income) face a shortage of 7 million affordable rental properties"?

Luckily, several of the Democratic candidates have plans to ensure that safe and affordable housing is a human right.

Learn more.

Let's Stop Bashing Black Prosecutors

Prosecutors are some of the most powerful people in our criminal justice system.  They decide whether to pursue a criminal case or not, whether a crime will be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, and sometimes whether prison time will be served.  

Why then, are Black folks bashing Black prosecutors?

In Angela's piece, she shares why building the bench of Black prosecutors may be the best strategy if we want to check corruption in criminal justice.

Learn more.

BlackHer Fact

Did you know that only 1 percent of the over 2,400 elected prosecutors in America are women of color?

More disturbing is the fact that 85 percent of prosecutors run unopposed for re-election!

Learn more about who prosecutes in America and how you can push for fairer representation.

Need Inspiration?

At BlackHer, we talk a lot about the need to amplify Black women and how our voices are our power.

Jemele Hill agrees and is opening the way for more Black journalists.

Check out this video testimonial she did for Essence and put her podcast on your playlist!


In love and solidarity,

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