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BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is the indomitable Dr. Maya Angelou who would have been 91 on April 4th. 

Dr. Angelou meant (and still means!) SO MUCH to us and millions of other Black women.  

This week, we are honoring her spirit of truth-telling.  In addition, we are giving thanks for her courage, clarity, honesty, and laughter!

If you haven't "met" her yet, please take some time this week to learn about her powerful life and legacy. 

Check her out!

Did the Mueller Investigation Miss the Mark?

As you may know, the nearly two-year-long investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections came to a close last week, when Robert Mueller handed in his final report. 

Affectionately known as the Mueller Probe, the 300-page treatise was delivered to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who released a 4-page summary of the report in less than 48 hours.  Hmmm...

Read Angela's take on what we do and don't know about this VERY expensive investigation.  And why it's a Black woman from New York, Attorney General Letitia James who might finally tell the truth about Trump!

Black Her Fact

Did you know that the average annual Social Security income for Black women is only $13,426?  When Black women seniors are unmarried, Social Security can account for up to 90 percent of their income.

This is just one key finding from a new report from the Black Women's Roundtable.  

Check out Kelly's article to learn more about the state of Black women in the U.S. and key issues facing us like retirement savings, immigration, wealth inequality, and more.

Learn more.

Women of Color Can Choose the Next President

We've said it before, and we'll say it again, women of color (WOC) can choose the next U.S. President!  That's because we are a key Democratic voting bloc.  

To make sure our voices are heard in the 2020 election, BlackHer Shero, Aimee Allison is hosting the first-ever She the People Presidential Forum on April 24th in Houston, TX.

Black and Brown women (like us!) will have an exclusive opportunity to interview presidential candidates like Senator Cory Booker, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, former Housing Secretary, Julian Castro, and more!

The event is FREE.  Register now!

Need Inspiration?

Watch Dr. Maya Angelou perform, Still, I Rise.

In love and solidarity,

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