Dear friend,

Happy Monday!  We're so happy you are here.

As we say goodbye to 2019, we're reflecting on why we launched BlackHer.

We started BlackHer in the wake of Donald Trump's presidency and our frustration with the depiction of Black women in mainstream media.  While we love Beyoncé and Meghan Markleit seems foolish to be focused on fairy tales when people are being deported and the racial wealth gap is at an all-time high.    

From the beginning, we've tried to bring you information and inspiration you can use to create personal, economic, and political change.  

In 2019, we showcased 50 BlackHer Sheroes who inspire us to be and do better.  From Hillary Blout, a former prosecutor who is now working to get folks out of prison, to Shijuade Kadree who is fighting for the advancement of the LGBTQ community, to Arlene Isaacs-Lowe who is using corporate social responsibility to drive social change, we've profiled amazing Black women who are using their skills and passion to build a better world. 

In 2019, we also worked with talented writers to get educated on important subjects of the day.  From ending voter suppression and gerrymandering to advancing reparations and challenging adultification bias, we've tried to get you (and ourselves!) up to speed on important policy issues.

In 2020, we're excited to introduce you to more amazing Black women and share information on key topics like the 2020 Census and election and how to build Black women's wealth.  We also hope to give you concrete ways to ACT for progressive change.  

We believe it's past time to put Black women (like us!) in the center of the miracle.  Our voices are our power.  Together, we can tell the true American story.  

2019 Most Shared BlackHer Sheroes

Check out our most shared sheroes of 2019.

Bonnie St. John - On Helping Black Women Reach Our Full Potential

Jennifer Riley Collins - On Protecting and Fighting for All Mississippians

Karen Boykin-Towns - Black Women Want Policy Change Not Praise

Deborah Archer - On Training the Next Generation of Civil Rights Lawyers

Ashindi Maxton - On Increasing Inclusion and Impact in Philanthropy

Johnnetta Cole & Janice Mathis - On Releasing Our Powerful Potential

Chelsea Brown - On the Next Generation of Black Philanthropists

Arekia Bennett - On Fulfilling the Promise of Liberation in Mississippi

Susan Taylor Batten - Black Women in Philanthropy to Watch

Sherece West-Scantlebury - On Advancing Equity and Building Community Through Philanthropy

2019 Most Shared BlackHer Articles

Check out our most shared posts of 2019.

Let Black Girls Be Girls: End "Adultification" Bias

In Mississippi, the Rules of the Game are Rigged Against Black Women

The State of the Union for Black Women in 2019

Senator Kamala Harris is Running for President of the United States!

Should Black Women Ditch the Democrats?

U.S. College Admission Rules are Rigged Against Black Women

New Report on Gentrification Helps Black and Brown Communities Architect Their Own Lives

#BlackHer2020: Guaranteed Income

Black Women and Reparations: Isn’t it Finally Time for Forty Acres and a Mule?

I Want To Raise My Children In A World Where People of Color Are Empowered To Vote: Here’s How We Get It Done!

In love and solidarity,

P.S. Which BlackHer Shero are You?

Take our new quiz to find out and share it with your friends to invite them to join BlackHer.