I salute Alabama’s Black Women, by B. Mchie
With the recent senatorial election in Alabama I must say I was pleased that Mr. Jones won against Mr. Moore. This was a special election because the president appointed Jeff Sessions to the office of attorney general. A friend and colleague of mine who was born, raised and still lives in Birmingham once said that in general black folks there don’t have enough power. Known as the “Heart of Dixie”, the state showed America that may be changing with these recent election results. According to exit polls, the black vote made the difference and according to many witness’s black women were at the center of getting our community to vote.
I’ve loved the power of black women since a child, we’ve a history of representation of our mothers, grandma’s, aunties, sisters and daughters as pillars in the community. Though number 24 out of 50 states, when one looks the states up Alabama is the first one we see. When it comes to a model for African America to prepare for the 2018 mid-term elections these black women are a template for our collective success through public policy.
The devil of American racism never sleeps and many of us got comfortable with a black man in the white house; Let’s Own That! Democracy defined or played out is not a political issue, it is a moral issue and obligation for every African American of voting age to leverage. We are the only community of color in the united states that has not received any reparations. We come from a people that know how to make America live up to the documents created by white men who did not walk what they wrote. All of us are here because a black woman chose to live through the middle passage and their daughters showed up in Alabama to change the devils political work. I salute the black women of Alabama!