Stacey Abrams The New York Times
Black women helped pushed Stacey Abrams to victory during her historic Georgia Gubernatorial primary win. Now she is one election away from becoming the nation’s first Black woman governor.
In 2010, Stacey became the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and the first African American to lead in the House of Representatives. She has stopped legislation to raise taxes on the poor and middle class, while passing legislation to improve the welfare of grandparents and other relatives raising children. Stacey has secured increased funding to support these families. (staceyabrams.com)
“Stacey Abrams is a bold leader who knows what it takes to get results for Georgians,” former vice president Joe Biden said.
Stacey received degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and Yale Law School.
The general election is November 6, 2018.
Remember the person who gave up? Neither does anyone else. Cry if you must, but whatever you do…NEVER give up!
Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Getty Images
Upon entering Detroit’s Wayne State University in 1960, Barbara Ross majored in biology and chemistry in preparation for medical school, until her academic counselor dissuaded her from a career as a physician in favor of teaching.
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1965, Ross-Lee joined the National Teacher’s Corps, a government program that allowed her to teach in the Detroit public school system while earning her master’s degree.
In 1990, Barbara Ross-Lee became the first Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) to receive a health policy fellowship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Three years later, she set another precedent as the first African-American woman to be appointed dean of an American medical school, at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Ohio University. (newswise.com)
Interesting tidbit: Dr. Ross-Lee is the eldest sister of legendary singer Diana Ross.