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mjboddie Maya J. Boddie

Maya is a News & Politics writer with Blavity, and alumna of Hampton University, who just wants justice for black folks. She's also a writing fellow with Center for Community Change. Follow her on Twitter & IG @MJBoddie.

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Why It Was Important For Me, As A Black Woman, To Vote

For centuries Black women have been ignored. This has helped  fuel our spirit for defiance and resistance throughout centuries.In the face of inequality, unfairness, and blatant disrespect, we have spoken up and taken action to demand our civil rights. From Rosa Parks choosing not to give up her seat on the bus to a white man in 1955, to Therese Patricia Okoumou climbing the base...

The Official Blavity Guide To The 2018 Midterm Election

Election Day is just around the corner, and it's crucial to make sure you're knowledgeable on what you're voting before you show up to the polls. That's why we created a voter guide that does everything from highlighting Black candidates that are running this midterm election to issues that are important to our community like prison reform. Here's our...

Here Are Key Races To Pay Attention To This Midterm Election

While all races are equally important, there are a few races in particular that can have historical implications.Currently, seven potential Democrats can snag governor's seat, including Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams, who would both be first Black governors for their states, Florida and Georgia. Your vote could go down in the history books.A new generation of millennial party...