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Why We Will #WalktoVote | The Huffington Post

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Why We Will #WalktoVote | The Huffington Post

Co-authored by Vanessa Garrison and T. Morgan Dixon, GirlTrek Co-Founders

Since 1998, Black women have registered and voted at higher rates than their male counterparts in every election in the United States. In 2008 and in 2012, Black women changed the course of history by becoming the largest demographic group to cast ballots in an election.

According to Susan Smith’s 1982 book Sick…

Please read original article Why We Will #WalktoVote | The Huffington Post posted on Huffington Post on 1 November 2016 | 1:23 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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