Black Women In Politics Have Created A Sisterhood That Will Only Get Stronger

Political leaders spoke to ESSENCE about the sisterhood they've created to give a voice to Black women and the issues we face.
Black women across the country are uniting to use their political power to create change and in the process, creating a sisterhood that will only get stronger. ESSENCE spoke to some of the women who are leading the way and shifting the political landscape as Black politicians gathered to celebrate For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, written by Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Minyon Moore, Leah Daughtry and Veronica Chambers. “The sisterhood for Black women in politics is strong and it has to be because, while Leah Daughtry, Minyon Moore, Yolanda Caraway, and Donna Brazile have opened up the floodgates for so many of us, there’s still so few of us in positions of power,” political commentator Symone Sanders told ESSENCE. True, the number of Black women in office across the country is small, but just this year ESSENCE celebrated the Black women mayors across the country and saw Donna Brazile emphasize the importance of midterm elections at this year’s ESSENCE Fest. “There’s such a tremendous sisterhood among the women running for Congress and in politics now,” Lucy McBath, Congressional nominee and mother of Jordan Davis, said. “We’re sharing our experiences. Everything we’ve been able to accomplish in our communities—uplifting our families—we have been the backbone of this nation.” Check out the video above to hear more. TOPICS: