VOTE NOW! @naacpimageawards See link in BIO! ANYONE can vote up until March 13th! *Power- for Best Drama Series *Me- for Outstanding Actress in Drama
*Omari Hardwick- Outstanding Actor in Drama * Kendrick Lamar- Outstanding guest performance
LETSGOOOO 🔥🔥🔥 thanks to all our fans for your fierce support! #powertv#naacpimageawards
🔥BLESSINGS on BLESSINGS! For the days when I felt like I was never GOOD enough, or PRETTY enough, or TALENTED enough, or frankly, STRONG enough to endure... days like this feel so sweet! Thank you @naacpimageawards for not only recognizing my work, but also this AMAZING show @power_starz, written/produced& run by the visionary @courtneyakemp & @gary_lennon 🔥& @omarihardwickofficial as our fearless passionate leader for 6 seasons, & @kendricklamar who stepped into that guest star like a BEAST! We’d be nothing without our crew and all our ridiculously COMMITTED fans! And the award goes to... YOU! Love y’all! ❤️#thePowerIsInYou#GodIs 💥🙌🏾
SHIRLEY CHISOLM ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
“I Am Black and Proud!” #PowerfulWoman#blackhistorymonth
Repost @jeffsnation -
Before there was a 1984-88 Jesse Jackson, 2008 Clinton or 2008 Obama campaign for President of the United States there was a 1972 Shirley Chisholm for President campaign. The first African American to run for President and the first woman to run for the Democratic nomination for President.
She was the first black woman to be elected to the United States Congress in 1968, serving seven terms representing New York’s 12th Congressional District. She introduced more than 50 pieces of legislation and championed racial and gender equality, the plight of the poor, and ending the Vietnam War. She was one of the founders of the Congressional Black Caucus and took the House of Reps by storm when after being assigned to the Forestry committee asked to be reassigned and was placed on the Veterans Affairs committee and later served on the Education and Labor committees. In 1977 she became the first black and second woman on the powerful House Rules Committee.
Following her 1972 Presidential announcement she got blocked from all TV primary debates, and had to take legal action and was still only permitted to make one speech. Let’s be clear.. all the men in the CBC didn’t support her either. Despite all that she entered 12 primaries and got 152 of the delegates’ votes. In her own words she was UNBOUGHT AND UNBOSSED.
Even now when I watch and listen to her, I am profoundly moved by her leadership in spite of all the things we often discount people for. She is an authentically dark black woman who is not “classically” attractive, and I find her beautiful in all the ways a human can be. She has an undeniable lisp, but the depth and power of her words has me hanging on every one. She personified servant, strength, courageousness and leadership. So remember her, every black elected official (of any party) owes her a debt of gratitude.
She once said, “My greatest political asset, which professional politicians fear, is my mouth, out of which come all kinds of things one shouldn’t always discuss for reasons of political expediency.” #BlackWomenRock#LEGACY