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mjboddie Maya J. Boddie

Maya is a politics writer with Blavity and alumna of Hampton University, who just wants justice for black folks. She's currently navigating the nonprofit world and attempting to make diversity happen, and also a writing fellow with Center for Community Change. Follow her on Twitter & IG @MJBoddie.

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5 Groups Kamala Harris Needs To Win Over To Secure The Black Vote

On Martin Luther King Day, Kamala Harris announced her decision to run Democratic nod for the 2020 presidential election. The theme of her campaign resembles that of Shirley Chisholm's run for the presidency, which launched over four decades prior. Most importantly, the Oakland native spent the day of her announcement at a press conference on Howard University’s campus, her...

Maxine Waters On The State Of The Black Union

On Tuesday, Jan. 29, Rep. Maxine Waters hosted her second annual State of the Union Millennial Media Row. At the event, Blavity spoke with Auntie Maxine about her thoughts on the State of the Black Union, and what we can expect in 2019."Blacks continue to work very hard to have a decent quality of life," Waters, who has represented California in the House since 1991, told...

Chicago Mayoral Candidate Amara Enyia Channels What 'All Of Us' Really Want To Come Of Politics In Digital Campaign Ad

Westside Chicago native Amara Enyia is entering the last four weeks of her run to be the next mayor of the Windy City. On Monday, she dropped her first campaign ad, "All of Us."Enyia, a public policy expert and lawyer with years of experience, reached prominence when a friend and fellow Chicagoan, Chance the Rapper, donated $400,000 to her campaign at the start of...