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These Black Women are the Powerhouses Behind the 2020 Presidential Campaigns

The 2020 Presidential race has been a battle from the very beginning. Now more than ever, more Black women are getting opportunities to hold leadership positions as the brainpower behind many of the presidential campaigns. “According to an expert, the number of Black women involved in presidential campaigns this go-round is unprecedented,” Essence reported. Whether they’re on the frontlines or behind the scenes, these powerful sisters have been entrusted to help lead the future of politics alongside candidates in the Democratic primary field. Get to know the Black women behind some of these presidential campaigns below. Maya Harris Photo Credit: The Washington Post/Getty Images Maya Harris , a civil rights lawyer and previous senior policy advisor on Hillary Clinton’s campaign, was recruited by her sister, Sen. Kamala Harris to serve as her campaign chair. Although the senator exited the race before the primary votes were tallied, she alongside her sister helped break down political...

Apr 13, 2020

Pete Buttigieg Speaks on His Plan to Empower Black Entrepreneurs

On the heels of the 2020 Democratic primary elections, presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, took his campaign to Berkeley County, South Carolina where he sat down with “The Breakfast Club’s” Charlamagne Tha God to discuss plans to boost the economic landscape for the Black demographic. “I’m thinking about entrepreneurship and what the American people, through the federal government, should be doing to support black entrepreneurs,” Buttigieg said, according to Live5News. The former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana has been been vocal about his Douglass Plan and approach to empower Black entrepreneurs. According to Buttigieg’s official campaign site , The Douglass Plan is a comprehensive plan comprised of a set of individual initiatives that will empower Black America in different aspects. The Walker-Lewis Initiative , named after Madam CJ Walker and Reginald Lewis, aims to strengthen access to credit, inject capital into the Black community and triple the number of underrepresented...

Jan 27, 2020