Here's a really worthwhile note that offers a glimpse at local leaders wanting to set the record straight and maybe revealing a bit of skepticism about the MSM narrative . . .
A fact check share from one of our favorite former council members from the 3rd District who continually demonstrates GREAT attention to detail . . .
"Kansas City Media is LAME ... Not ALL Media but some. Several days ago I contacted a local political tv reporter and a local public radio journalist to give them an opportunity to have a newsworthy scoop concerning the historical aspect of the VP selection, neither white male responded. I reached out to African American SISTER on radio and a SISTER print journalist, both responded. Earlier today I SHARED on KPRS that Senator Kamala Harris was NOT the FIRST Black Women to have her name placed in nomination for a political party. In 1952, Charlotta Amanda Spears Bass name was placed into nomination at the Progressive Political Party's Convention by Actor and Freedom Fighter, Paul Robeson . . ."
Further reading from a diverse selection of resources . . .
More than half a century before Sen. Kamala D. Harris was named Joe Biden's running mate Tuesday, another Black woman from California took the stage at a Chicago convention to make a momentous declaration. "This is a historic moment in American political life," the journalist and political activist Charlotta Bass told the crowd.
In the late 1990s, Stacey Abrams faced a decision. Abrams was working on a master's in public policy at the University of Texas-Austin, gleaning all that she could learn from Rep. Barbara Jordan of Texas, the first Black woman elected to Congress by a former Confederate state.
Before Kamala Harris became Biden's running mate, Shirley Chisholm and other Black women aimed for the White House
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, the American daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, is Joe Biden's choice for vice president. If Biden wins in November, Harris would break three centuries-old barriers to become the nation's first female vice president, first Black vice president and first Black female vice president.
It is common journalistic practice to note pioneering facts about prominent public figures. But how accurate and how relevant are such labels? This article was originally published on February 10, 2004. When Kamala Harris was elected as San Francisco's district attorney in December, local press accounts made special mention that she was the "first black woman" to win that high office.
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