16 Times Congresswoman Maxine Waters Brought Black Girl Magic To The Front Lines & Didn’t Back Down
Rep. Maxine Waters, Democratic Candidate For California’s 43rd District (Image: Courtesy of Chelsea Guglielmino)

Iconic congresswoman, civil rights activist and 2017 ESSENCE Festival speaker Maxine Waters has attracted a new generation of fans with her unapologetic opposition to the Trump presidency, but she’s certainly no stranger to standing strong for what she believes in most.

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As we continue to celebrate Auntie Maxine, here’s a look back at 17 unforgettable moments — epic shade in tow — that saw her on the front lines fighting for what’s right over the years.

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