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Welcome to About US, The Washington Post's new effort to explore the many identities that make the United States what it is.
At a conference on female incarceration, bipartisan agreement on the need for alternatives to the status quo.
The initiative is built on the hope that black women will rally behind Abrams' quest to become the first black women elected governor in the nation's history.
Activists will hold a rally and march at the Supreme Court to mark the fourth anniversary of the ruling that crippled the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Only six women, all Democrats, have gone to Congress from Georgia, including the first woman ever to serve in the U.S. Senate.
Government programs have not helped black people create generational wealth, a conservative policy analyst says.
After a 10-month investigation, authorities found no evidence of widespread voter registration fraud.
Economic and social progress for black women continues, but it is constrained by challenges.
Only two women of color have ever been elected governor in the United States.
Stacey Abrams, a voting rights advocate and Democratic leader of the Georgia State House,announces her candidacy for governor