NBC News | 3.20.24

Meet the woman Rep. Barbara Lee literally passed the congressional baton to

Lateefah Simon, who was born legally blind, said she has weathered challenges that have fostered in her a sense of empathy and an urge to help others. Keep Reading »

Roll Call | 3.23.23

At the Races: TikTok takeover – Shop talk: Stefanie Brown James

Stefanie Brown James is a co-founder and senior adviser of The Collective PAC, which works to elect Black candidates at all levels of government. Keep Reading »

The New York Times | 3.16.23

In Iowa, Kamala Harris Says Republicans Won’t Stop at Abortion

Vice President Kamala Harris said on Thursday that a lawsuit seeking to overturn federal approval of a widely used abortion pill amounted to an attack on “our public health system as a whole.” During her first trip to Iowa as vice president, Ms. Harris portrayed Republican attempts to impose a nationwide ban on abortion as immoral and extreme. Keep Reading »

The New York Times | 3.8.23

More Black Women Run for Office, but Prospects Fade the Higher They Go

A Black woman has never been a governor, and only two have been senators. Despite progress at lower levels of government, and one boundary-breaking vice president, familiar barriers are slow to fall. Keep Reading »

The Grio | 2.25.23

Virginia’s Jennifer McClellan reacts to historic election, plans to tackle climate change in Congress

“It blows my mind we're still having firsts. But, it’s a tremendous honor and responsibility,” Jennifer McClellan of Virginia’s 4th Congressional District told theGrio. Keep Reading »