"Trust Black women" tells Black women you didn't trust us before

Cheryl Sanders
December 16, 2017

But Alabama officials still must certify the final tally including write-ins and late-arriving absentee ballots.

"It's time for them to get off their ass and start making life better for black folks and people who are poor", Barkley said of Democrats who may or may not have been listening.

Beyond the allegations of sexual impropriety that dogged his candidacy, Moore was twice removed from the state supreme court, the second time for disobeying a US Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage.

Right now about 8 percent of African-Americans are Independents.

"That does not mean restaurants and hair salons, black women", he said.


"I just like to have fun", Barkley said. John Bazemore, AP Supporters react as results show a tight race between Republican candidate Roy Moore during his election night party in the RSA Activity Center in Montgomery.

The left must listen to and prioritize the issues black women find most pressing on a political scale. They marched determinedly down office corridors and waved signs saying, "Black women tried to save y'all!"

If you appreciate black women, don't just appreciate when we show up for you.

Jones defeated firebrand jurist Roy Moore, by 20,000 votes, or 1.5 percent, to become the first Democrat elected to represent Alabama in the Senate in a quarter-century. If we truly want to steer this country toward progress, we must support, understand, listen to, and grow the voice of the party's most collectively reliable voters: Black women. Exit polls found that 30 percent of the electorates were black- a higher number than both elections with Barack Obama on the ticket.

African American turnout was also strong in last month's gubernatorial contests in Virginia and New Jersey, where Democrats cruised to big wins, buoying the party's hopes for the 2018 midterm election.


The former National Basketball Association star, television commentator and Alabama native worked as hard as any celebrity to help Jones' upset victory over Roy Moore, the judge facing accusations of sexual abuse of young girls he thought he was dating and a man who said America was great when we had slavery. But it does reveal that many Republicans are not diehard partisans who would never vote for a compelling Democratic candidate. Trump fought vigorously for Moore, despite the numerous sexual misconduct allegations against him. "This is a wake-up call for Democrats to do better for black people and poor white people".

And, perhaps more significant going forward, younger voters and suburbanites in Alabama decisively went for Jones.

After pulling off an improbable upset in the race for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, Jones said he believes his victory - helped by his campaign's deep pockets and by his opponent's scandal - signaled that voters may be looking for less divisiveness and vitriol. "In the Black Belt of Alabama, we didn't see him", she says. They stay rooted in the land even if they live miles and miles away, even as that land rejects their very being. "Onward!" she said on Twitter. "Some of those things we still experience in the Deep South". Jones was well known as the prosecutor who brought the murderers of the "four little girls" at the 16 Street Baptist Church to justice years after their crime.

And he said Democrats need to do more for the people who vote for them. I cast my votes in the name of Fannie Lou Hamer and my grandparents every time. "The Democratic Party in Alabama has been non-functioning for years".


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