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Black women unite for Maya Wiley’s NYC mayoral candidacy

Prominent Black women throughout the country are uniting behind Maya Wiley to be the first Black woman to become mayor of New York City.

The New York City mayoral candidate has announced a coalition of prominent Black women backing her. The full list includes:

  • Professor Deborah Archer, Manhattan
  • Tichina Arnold, Queens
  • Desira Barnes, Manhattan
  • Yvette Nicole Brown
  • Linda Collins, Bronx
  • Professor Brittney Cooper
  • Professor KimberlĂ© Crenshaw, Manhattan
  • Brittany Packnett Cunningham
  • Paula Edgar, Brooklyn
  • Monica Faulkner, Manhattan
  • Cici Ford, Brooklyn
  • Dr. Zinga Fraser, Brooklyn
  • Dr. Erika Gibson, Manhattan
  • Amber Greene, Bronx
  • Lalah Hathaway
  • Timi Lewis, Manhattan
  • Leslie Mac
  • Heather McGhee, Brooklyn
  • Monique Morris, Manhattan
  • Professor Melissa Murray, Manhattan
  • Linda Newton, Staten Island
  • Anika Noni Rose
  • Peppermint, Manhattan
  • Melissa Harris Perry
  • Professor Jeri Powell, Manhattan
  • Yvette Simpson, Cincinnati, OH
  • Joanne Smith, Brooklyn
  • Rev. Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman, Manhattan
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond, Manhattan
  • Deborah Yates, Manhattan

In a press release to the theGrio, Wiley tells the outlet, “Black women are the cavalry in every crisis, the care-takers in every community and the consistent protectors of our democracy. Black women are celebrated on election day and exploited at work every day. To be a Black woman today is to be called a queen and then told we aren’t qualified sometimes even in the same sentence.”

Wiley works as an attorney and an activist within the New York City community. Shas previously served as the board chair on NYC’s Civilian Compliant Review Board (CCRB), the counsel to Bill de Blasio (current mayor of NYC) and more.

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