Wednesday, November 25

Record number of black women running for congress

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A record number of Black women are running for Congress in 2020

The United States is in the midst of two cataclysmic events that have had a massive impact on the Black community. The COVID-19 pandemic, which has already killed over 150,000 Americans, has disproportionately affected Black people who are dying at the rate of two to three times higher than their share of the population.At the same time, America has been coming to grips with deep-seeded racial inequality after the death of George Floyd in March.Both issues will require bold political solutions, so it's more important than ever for Black people to be represented in positions of power.The good news is that this year, a record number of Black women filed to run for Congress and 60 of those candidates still have a chance to be elected, either because they've won their primaries or they have...