After a Historic 2021 in Politics, Black Women are Gearing up for What Promises to be a Monumental 2022

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At the start of 2021, our country made a major historic political stride when Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first Black and Asian woman vice-president. As millions watched on TV and in person, we were reminded of how far we’ve come in the political landscape, but also how far we must go. The 2020 election was significant for Black women’s representation in Congress and Executive Office. Yet, with Vice President Harris’s ascension, there is no longer any Black woman representation in the U.S. Senate. This absence is alarming, especially when Black women have proven time and time again that we are one of the largest voting blocs in this country.

Over the last year, Black women in politics have secured significant wins on the state and federal levels. In 2021, we saw major cities elect their first Black woman mayors. Tishaura Jones was…

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