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 Adrianne Shropshire, founder of BlackPAC, a Black-led organization that uses the power of year-round political engagement and elections to change our economic, justice, and political systems.

We talked to Shropshire about how she became a political strategist and how she uses her community organizing background to help us build power all year-round.

Check her out!

Black Citizenship in Action

Want to learn more about your role and rights as a citizen of the U.S.?

You're in luck!  BlackPAC is hosting a Black Citizenship in Action webinar TODAY.

In addition to learning from Adrianne Shropshire, guest speakers include BlackHer Shero Judith Browne Dianis, executive director of the Advancement Project, and Cornell Belcher, famed DNC pollster, political strategist, and MSNBC contributor.

Register now. It's FREE!

Thank You, Tami Sawyer!

On October 3rd, Tami Sawyer, Shelby County Commissioner, lost her race for mayor of Memphis but we are still here to celebrate her leadership and service!

Sawyer is part of a new group of African American women using their brilliance to transform the American South.

Read more.


Speaking of brilliant Black women, college friends Wen-kuni Ceant and Jordan Wilson are using their #BlackGirlMagic to enlarge and engage the electorate.  The two friends created Politicking, a mobile app to "improve and galvanize the millennial vote by providing information about micro and macro politics."  

Now, they need our help to get their product to market.

Check out Politicking and support their crowdfunding campaign!

Need More Inspiration?

Watch Tiffany Cross speak truth to the illegitimate power that is the Trump presidency.

Then subscribe to The Beat, her daily e-newsletter, to stay abreast of all things Black and Brown on Capitol Hill.

Rest in Power, Jessye Norman

Last week, we said goodbye to our BlackHer Shero opera singer, Jessye Norman.  

Watch her serenade Sidney Poitier in this heavenly rendition of Amazing Grace.

In love and solidarity,

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