Elect Black Women

Actually Thank Black Women, Not Just on Twitter

Your DGB for today is to thank a Black Woman.  No, we don’t mean that we want you to walk up to the nearest Black woman yelling THANK YOU! Or posting on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or any other social media platform. We want you to take real action toward elevating and amplifying the position and voices of our nation’s Black women. They consistently show up, stand up, fight for and support the country through their vote, their skills, their voices and their lives. How? Well, several articles with really good suggestions have been written on the topic. We suggest perusing them first. Go here to  Upworthy ,  Bustle , the  New York Times . Most of the lists boil down to these items:  Support them with your money. Buy or invest in a Black woman-owned business.  Support them with your vote. Support and vote for Black women candidates.  Support them with your influence. Everyone has a sphere of power even if it’s small, use it to lift Black women.  Support them with your ears. Listen when they speak, read their blog posts and articles they write, buy their books, read their news articles, purchase their work. Really listen to and absorb what they are saying, even if it stings. Luvvie Ajayi had a great TED talk recently about getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Listen to it.  https://www.ted.com/talks/luvvie_ajayi_get_comfortable_with_being_uncomfortable/up-next   Find something today and grab back for our Black sisters.

Your DGB for today is to thank a Black Woman.

No, we don’t mean that we want you to walk up to the nearest Black woman yelling THANK YOU! Or posting on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or any other social media platform. We want you to take real action toward elevating and amplifying the position and voices of our nation’s Black women. They consistently show up, stand up, fight for and support the country through their vote, their skills, their voices and their lives. How? Well, several articles with really good suggestions have been written on the topic. We suggest perusing them first. Go here to Upworthy, Bustle, the New York Times. Most of the lists boil down to these items:

Support them with your money. Buy or invest in a Black woman-owned business.

Support them with your vote. Support and vote for Black women candidates.

Support them with your influence. Everyone has a sphere of power even if it’s small, use it to lift Black women.

Support them with your ears. Listen when they speak, read their blog posts and articles they write, buy their books, read their news articles, purchase their work. Really listen to and absorb what they are saying, even if it stings. Luvvie Ajayi had a great TED talk recently about getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Listen to it. https://www.ted.com/talks/luvvie_ajayi_get_comfortable_with_being_uncomfortable/up-next

Find something today and grab back for our Black sisters.

You’ve Thanked, Now It’s Time for you to Elect

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Your DGB for today is to elect Black women running for office.

After Black women secured the win for Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate special election, they were rightfully thanked. That thanking, as it often does, turned into White people thanking themselves for thanking Black women and seeing who could really do the most with the thanking, and not doing much else. Example: Mark Ruffalo on Twitter -

“I’m definitely ready for that. I said a prayer the other day and when God answered me back she was a Black Woman.”

Enter the voice of reason and the Queen of Side Eye, Luvvie Ajayi, who is encouraging us all to put our money where our mouth is and not just thank a Black woman, but elect them too. With the help of others, a database has been put together where you can search for Black women running for office by your state. This list is not an endorsement, so please research these candidates and see if they align with your values and requirements for a candidate, and if they do, help get them elected. Volunteer for their campaign, donate, get the word out about their campaign, follow them on social media, and then most importantly, VOTE. But for the love of Judgey Pop, DO NOT personally message Luvvie with other candidates to add to her list. She’s on break for the rest of the year and she’s laid it all out in the link for how you can add candidates yourself. You can also donate to Higher Heights, and organization working to harness Black women’s political power and leadership potential.”

#BlackWomenLead