There are black women not named Oprah running for office across the country

Lucia “Lucy” McBath watched Sunday night’s telecast of the Golden Globe Awards and, like millions of other viewers, was awed by Oprah Winfrey’s rousing speech that rallied women to challenge sexism and to become politically empowered.

“It was a phenomenal speech,” McBath told me a few days later. “She’s a great orator and sometimes it takes a great speech like that to motivate people to get people off their behinds and go to work.”

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