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.Â
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.Â