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ICYMI: Howard University and the Hill hosts “Black Women in Politics” part of WHUT’s @HOWARD Series

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To kick off WHUT’s newest series, @HOWARD, Howard University, and the Hill hosted a special event designed to raise awareness of the pivotal role Black women play in American politics.

The event was held at WHUT and hosted by the Hill’s race and politics reporter Cheyanne M. Daniels. Black Women in Politics included conversations with prominent women political figures such as Whiteley Yates, Congresswoman Cori Bush and Stacey Abrams.

As a new election cycle begins this November, panelists and audience members engaged in an important dialogue raising questions about the mistrust young Black voters feel towards political leaders and more.

Former Georgia House of Representatives minority leader Stacey Abrams, also discussed the importance of voting during elections.

“For me, voting is about not only how we have accountability but it’s also about how demand access to our rights and our responsibilities,” said Abrams.

Abrams acknowledged the need for action-driven voting. She emphasized how accountability occurs when voters are intentional about it.

“When we treat voting as an activity, then it’s something you just one and done,” said Abrams.

“I think of it as an action, it is something you do over and over again, and the more we do it the better we get at it, the better we see the outcomes for the lives we want to lead,” she continued.

For more information on this insightful conversation, Watch @HOWARD on demand, via the PBS App or WHUT's YouTube page.

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