The Switch Up — Black women in politics

From their voting habits to their leadership roles, Black women play a defining role in our political system.

Over the last few years, more and more Black women have made history, and their roles and voices are being recognized in newfound ways — and it’s leading to change.

What are the top issues for Black women ahead of the 2024 election? What more needs to be done to increase Black female representation in politics on all levels, and what are the barriers? What is the power of the Black vote, and how does it impact our politics going forward?

The Hill, in partnership with Howard University, brought together current and former Black women holding office, who make up different aspects of our political world, Thursday to share what it means to be a Black woman in politics.

Listen above.

Guest list:

  • Former Georgia state Rep. Stacey Abrams (D)

  • Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.)

  • Whitley Yates, director of diversity and engagement, Indiana GOP


  • Gabrielle Wyatt, founder, The Highland Project

  • Roxy Ndebumadu (R), member of Bowie City Council, District 4, Maryland.

  • Adrianne Shropshire, executive director, BlackPAC

  • Kimberly Klacik conservative political commentator

The Switch Up podcast series — hosted by The Hill’s Cheyanne M. Daniels — explores the intersection of race and politics through intimate conversations with leading scholars, advocates and legislators from communities of color. Follow The Switch Up on Spotify.

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