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: Guyanese Tinesha Allen Becomes the First African American Woman Elected to Stafford Board of Supervisors

Democrat political newcomer Tinesha Allen upset longtime Griffis–Widewater Supervisor Jack Cavalier on Tuesday, defeating the incumbent by 18 votes in Safford County, Virginia.   Allen is the first African American woman ever elected to Stafford’s Board of Supervisors. She was one of two new supervisors and two new School Board members elected Tuesday in Stafford. They joined all four incumbent constitutional officers and School Board Chairwoman Patricia Healy, who won contested re-election bids, and George Washington…

This First Generation Black American Is Running As A Republican

: Daughter of Guyanese Immigrants Running for Republican Seat in Congress

In some ways, Shion Fenty’s campaign is similar to that of many others taking place this year across the U.S. She’s a 37-year-old Black woman, a first-time candidate, and is facing two middle-aged white men in the primary. But there’s something that sets her apart from the wave of other women of color running for office this year: Fenty is a Republican. The fact that she’s a Black woman and the daughter of immigrants in…