by Charles Daye via https://www.app.com/
On Jan 20. 2021, Vice President Kamala Harris became the first Black woman to hold the nation’s second highest office, but Black women in America are still underrepresented at all levels of government, nationally.
Like Harris, Eatontown Councilwoman Danielle Jones also appeared on the ballot in November 2020.
“The fact that (Harris) is the second in line for the presidency, it really makes my heart so happy,” Jones said. “This is what we need. We need a Black woman in those spaces to really be in those decision-making rooms, and also being right next to all that power.”
In 2021, there were nearly 21 million people who self-identified as Black women, making up 6.2% of the country’s 331.9 million population. In New Jersey, nearly…