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Some Are Expecting Us To Stay Home On Election Day. Let’s Prove Them Wrong.

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Some Are Expecting Us To Stay Home On Election Day. Let’s Prove Them Wrong.

With a few days left until Election Day, some are speculating what the overall turnout will be among Black women.

Black women were among the most active voters in the 2008 and 2012 elections. In fact, Black women make up 6.3 percent of the total U.S. voting age population, but represented 9 percent of the 2012 and 2014 electorate due to their higher voter turnout.

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Please read original article Some Are Expecting Us To Stay Home On Election Day. Let’s Prove Them Wrong. posted on Huffington Post on 7 November 2016 | 3:00 pm —

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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.

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