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Cori Bush: Black St. Louis Nurse & Activist Unseats Dem. Veteran

More Black Girl Magic news this week, Cori Bush, a nurse, activist, mother, and pastor in St. Louis Missouri unseated longtime State Representative, William Lacy Clay.

In a 49-46 victory, the St. Louis residents of District 1, revealed, they are ready for change. While both Clay and Bush are Black Democrats, Bush is the first Black woman ever to hold a seat in the House in this district. She’s also categorized more as a progressive. 

Bush is well known for her activism as she led protests in Ferguson, MO, in honor of Mike Brown’s death. She has publicly shared that she was also once homeless and living in her car with her then newborn baby and 14-month old son, along with her husband at the time. Later in life, Bush earned her nursing degree and became a pastor.

In her celebratory, Bush said that many did not expect her to win, and Clay even made a statement on Monday, saying that “the election is a simple choice” and referencing the issues that his opponent campaigned on as “empty rhetoric.”

Go ahead, sis!

Learn more about Bush’s platform here. 

Francheska Felder
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Francheska "Fancy" Felder is the founder/publisher/EIC of SwagHer Magazine. She is a -Single mother of 3 -Libra - Trapping scribe -Lover -Mental health advocate - Country girl -Proud, liberated Black goddess ________________________________________ Long Bio: Francheska “Fancy” Felder is the owner of Fancy’s Thoughts and the award-winning publisher and editor-in-chief of SwagHer Magazine, a lifestyle and empowerment publication for the Black woman who likes to keep it real in life and business. The magazine doubles as a PR boutique offering public relations services and visibility coaching, and Fancy strategically executes brand campaigns for Black women CEOs, coaches, and authors. The former teen mom started the company in 2010 while working as an exotic dancer, but soon after, her love for empowering Black women led her to abandon that lifestyle. She has received awards for her work as a positive news publisher and journalist telling the stories of Black women and other informative news that the Black community finds relevant, including the severe topics of Black mental health and domestic violence. The podcast she co-hosts with Arnya T.M. Davis, Theories & Thoughts, also continues these conversations. Fancy publicly speaks about her battle with bipolar disorder with hopes of helping others begin their wellness paths. She also shares her mental health story in contribution to the I Am a Black Woman- Next Level anthology, an Amazon Best-Seller. In the summer of 2022, RallyUp Magazine, a mental health magazine, featured Fancy as their cover story, where she opened up about receiving her diagnosis. The McComb, Mississippi native is part of Facebook’s independent journalism project, Bulletin, where she publishes The Higher South, and she was a member of the NABJ Entrepreneur Academy powered by CafeMedia in 2021. The Glambitous Guide to Self-Love, Peace, and Confidence contributor is an avid learner and creative. Currently, she is attending Southern University A&M College, completing her bachelor's degree and rearing her three young adults. Fancy enjoys learning more about spirituality, Black history, and feminism in her free time, along with yoga and walking.

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