'If not now, when?': Black women seize political spotlight

  • Charisse Davis was recently elected the only Black woman on the Cobb County School Board. "We've been watching from the sidelines and allowing other people to take their turns, and take these positions of power," Davis said. "Now here we are to essentially fix it."

    Charisse Davis was recently elected the only Black woman on the Cobb County School Board. "We've been watching from the sidelines and allowing other people to take their turns, and take these positions of power," Davis said. "Now here we are to essentially fix it." Associated Press

 
 
Updated 8/3/2020 1:21 PM

Black women have long been the heart of the Democratic Party -- among the party's most reliable and loyal voters -- but for decades that allegiance didn't translate to their own political rise. There have been zero Black female governors, just two senators, several dozen congresswomen.

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