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

BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is Kára McCullough, Miss USA 2017. McCullough is a scientist. Prior to being crowned Miss USA, she served as an emergency preparedness specialist in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response.

McCullough has not always been self-confident.  She turned to others to help master math and build her skills.  Now, she's paying it forward.  

Check her out!

I Want This for All Black Girls

What would this world look like if every Black girl knew she was smart, capable, and belonged?  That's the question Kelly asked in her column this week. 

Read the moving advice she would give to her sweet younger self.

Then tell us, what advice would you give to the younger you?

Speaking of #BlackGirlMagic...

Listen to Kara Jackson talk about why poetry is "a Black women's dynasty."  She is the 2019 National Youth Poet Laureate.

How Lucky We Are Indeed!

#BlackHer Shero Aimee Allison, founder of She the People, is making history again by putting Black women and other women of color in the center of this democratic miracle. 

Last Friday, she hosted a Congressional Town Hall for and about women of color.  It included Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Deb Haaland, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley.

"How lucky we are to be part of this vibrant movement. I am clear – the squad is tens and millions of us from every corner in this country who are coming together to flex our muscles for progressive social change," said Allison.

Watch a replay of the event and then sign up to join She the People!

"Thank You, Daddy."

Listen to Jennifer and Adia Cummings remember and honor their father, the Honorable Elijah Cummings, who was laid to rest last week.  

May he rest in power and peace. 

And may we have the courage, humility, and perseverance to continue his work.

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In love and solidarity,

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