By Gwen Pierce / The Chocolate Voice
Win or lose, without question the year 2016 will go down in history as the year of making Women’s history. With Hillary Clinton, becoming the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party, many would agree that progress is on the rise.
In San Diego, six Black women are politically shaking things up too, as the year of the Political Black women emerge throughout San Diego County, as they run for State, School Board, College Boards and Lemon Grove Mayor in the County of San Diego!
Accomplished, powerful and smart, all six are representative of a phrase or hashtag that the world has come to know as #BlackGirlMagic.
Deeply committed to social justice in the community, all have a solid history of working towards bringing inclusion and diversity as a means to improve the quality of life for San Diego County residents.
Whoever you choose to vote for in this election on Tuesday November 8, I’m sure that we’d all agree that these fierce women have what it takes to address key issues and move forward to achieve their goals to improve San Diego County.
Check out the list of powerhouse women and click on name to link back to respective websites:
- Alyce Pipken-Allen (San Diego Community College Board, District D),
- LaShae Collins (San Diego School Board, District E),
- Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, (San Diego Unified School Board, District E),
- Shirley Weber (State Assembly Member 79th District),
- Lei-Chala I. Wilson (Southwestern Community College District Governing Board Member) and
- Raquel Vasquez (Mayor of Lemon Grove)
Gwen Pierce is the founder /editor-in-chief of The ChocolateVoice.com. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, she currently resides in San Diego county where she has lived for over 35 years. When she’s not researching and creating content for The Chocolate Voice, she finds the time to travel around the world with her family. She is a member of San Diego Association of Black Journalists and was named 2016 member of the year. http://www.sdabj.org/archives/3071