• 'We've been the backbone of the Democratic Party for a long time': Black female Democrats shoot for leadership positions if the party retakes Congress

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

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    The Congressional Black Caucus held its annual meeting on Friday.
    Black female candidates who prevailed in primaries over established incumbents spoke at the meeting and said it's time to give African-Americans more leadership positions.
    "We have to have a conversation about the guts and the soul of this party," Ayanna Pressley, the Boston city councilwoman now poised to become Massachusetts' first black congresswoman, said.
    WASHINGTON - Insurgent Democratic women running for Congress are pushing the party to rethink its approach to politics if they retake control of Capitol...
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