You can now find all the Black women running for office in 2018 in one place
Writer and author Luvvie Ajayi decided it was time to put together a database of Black women running for office in 2018 when she learned no such database existed.
With the help of three other women – Sili Recio, Lucrecer Braxton and Candace Jones – Luvvie created the database after combing through Twitter, Facebook and other social media to find all the names of candidates that other people had put forward. The team created spreadsheets and Google Docs and eventually came up with a list of more than 100 Black women running for office.
The group was then by Jeff Reifman, a coder, who offered to code a database that would more easily update.