Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib and Somali-American Ilhan Omar have become the first Muslim women elected to US Congress.
Tlaib took Michigan’s 13th congressional district in a race in which she was the sole major party candidate. Omar won Minnesota’s strongly Democratic fifth congressional district, replacing the first Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison, who vacted his seat to run in the state’s attorney general race.
Who are Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar?
Tlaib, 42, was born in Detroit to Palestinian immigrant parents.
She made history in 2008 by winning a seat on the Michigan Legislature, becoming the first Muslim woman to do so.
more recommended stories
This Nigerian boy just became a chess champion in New York | BBC
Tanitoluwa Adewumi left his home in.
The One and Only Naomi Osaka | The Undefeated
One year ago, Naomi Osaka was.
Karyn Parsons Talks About Her Debut Novel, ‘How High the Moon’ | Black Girl Nerds
In the 1990s, I, along with.
Stacey Abrams for …. Governor? Senator? Veep? President?! The Georgian who is usually sure about everything finds herself conflicted about her future. | The Cut
I am sitting in a car.
50 Powerful Pictures From Black History That Speak For Themselves | BuzzFeed
Gabriel H. Sanchez, BuzzFeed Educator and.
Women’s History Month: Reclaiming the herstories of black woman suffragists | Daily Kos
Watching Democratic Party women don white.
29-year-old woman running the largest black-owned airline in the Bahamas | Face 2 Face Africa
Black women are making telling contributions.
How African American folklore saved the cultural memory and history of slaves | The Conversation
All over the world, community stories,.
General’s family: From segregation to command in 100 years | AP
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Pvt. Walter.
Teaching Hard History | Southern Poverty Law Center
Schools are not adequately teaching the.