Black women look to make historic gains in 2022 US midterm elections

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Black women look to make historic gains in 2022 US midterm elections

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Cheri Beasley, a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, speaks with the owners of Zwelis, a Zimbabwean restaurant, in Durham, N.C., on July 7, 2021.Getty Images file

Cheri Beasley is well aware of the challenges facing Black women who run for statewide office. “I know what it's like to hear the doubters and those who are skeptical that people of color can't win, because it's not what we're used to or who we envision in positions of power,” she said in an interview with NBC News.

The former judge has made two successful runs for statewide judicial positions, and this year she is running for North Carolina’s open Senate seat, joining a cohort of Black women looking to make history.

Click here to read the full article published by NBC News on 15 January 2022.

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