Connect with us

Seeing Butterflies

Republican Winsome Sears elected Virginia’s first Black woman lieutenant governor

Black Women in Politics

Republican Winsome Sears elected Virginia’s first Black woman lieutenant governor

by Gerren Keith Gaynor via https://news.yahoo.com/

Sears, an immigrant from Jamaica, said her historic election was living proof that the United States is not a divided country.

Winsome Sears, a conservative Republican, has made history as the first Black woman to be elected as Virginia’s lieutenant governor. She joins Glenn Youngkin — who defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Tuesday’s gubernatorial race — as the commonwealth’s new executive leadership.

Sears defeated her Democratic opponent State Delegate Hala Ayala, who is Afro-Latina, to also become the first woman Lt. governor in Virginia’s 400-year history.

“I’m at a loss for words for the first time in my life,” Sears said to a crowd of supporters at governor-elect Youngkin’s campaign headquarters, according to CNN political reporter Eva McKend. “This country has done so much for me, I was willing to die for it.”

Sears, an immigrant from Jamaica, said her historic election is living proof that the United States is not a divided country, sending a political message…

Read More: Republican Winsome Sears elected Virginia’s first Black woman lieutenant governor

Continue Reading
You may also like...
Chrysalis

I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More in Black Women in Politics

What Does It Mean To Be “Black Butterfly Beautiful”

The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

Similarly, there is no one ideal image of a black woman -- each is gorgeous in her right. All African-Americans share a glorious history of struggle and perseverance that has funneled into the modern black renaissance. And, like the graceful butterfly, the awakened black woman exemplifies the dazzling beauty of that cultural evolution.

Flying High

To Top