BossChix Network: Breaking News of the Day – Black Women Come Through for Doug Jones and Girls Trip Snubbed by the Golden Globes

Breaking news of the day – December 13, 2017

Black Women turn out in record numbers to elect Doug Jones to the Senate for Alabama

Alabama elects Democrat Doug Jones to fill the seat vacated by Attorney Jeff Sessions. In a hugely contested race, Doug Jones beat out the Republican Roy Moore. Moore was the subject of many controversial accusations of sexual misconduct throughout this race. But forget about his personal issues, Roy Moore was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court for refusing to comply with a federal law requiring that he remove the 10 Commandments monument from the State Supreme Court building grounds.

But back to the Doug Jones win. The story here is that Black women turned out in record number to get Doug Jones across the finish line in this race. Exit polls show that 98% of Black women voted for Doug Jones compared to 32% of White women and 23% of White men

Black voters in general came through in a big way for Doug Jones, totaling 29% of the total electorate for this race. That is comparable to the Black voter turnout for Barack Obama’s historic 2008 election. But again, Black women made the difference in this race. #blackgirlmagic



Girls Trip Snubbed by the Golden Globes

In the other news of the day, Golden Globe nominations came out and Girls Trip was not on the list. Girls Trip starred Jada Pinkett-Smith and an ensemble cast that included breakout star Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah, and Regina Hall. Jada Pinkett-Smith was vocal about her disappointment at the oversight by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. According to her Twitter, members of the press association would not even attend a press conference or viewing.  Pinkett-Smith makes a valid point that while the film was not nominated, Tiffany Haddish has been asked to present at the ceremony. To call this gender bias or racism, really oversimplifies the issue facing women in all professional settings. We are so critical to the success of many industries, but our opinions and bodies of work continue to be overlooked.

Published by Aija Rhodes

Aija is the founder of BossChix Network, a women’s empowerment and lifestyle blog that celebrates women’s professional achievements, community involvement, and family life. BossChix Network also empowers women to overcome challenges and achieve their goals, BossChix Network serves as an outlet for women to connect and collaborate with others who seek to climb the corporate ladder, land roles that prepare them for senior leadership, and live authentically. Aija is a management consultant for a Big Four consultancy firm. She is a certified Project Management Professional and has fourteen years of program and project management experience assisting clients in conquering an array of business challenges. Most recently, she led a team that designed an IT security program and portfolio management processes for a global healthcare company. When she isn’t blogging or working with clients, Aija can be found enjoying the restaurants and museums of her hometown, Washington, D.C.

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