- A nurse and Black Lives Matter activist, Cori Bush, has won the Democratic party nomination in Missouri’s First District in the US
- She defeated her longtime opponent, William Lacy Clay, to clinch the win
- Bush once struggled with homelessness and is now on her way to Congress
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Cori Bush, a nurse and Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist, has won the Democratic party domination in Missouri’s First District in the United States.
The former homeless woman defeated longtime representative, William Lacy Clay, in the state’s Democratic primary election in August and is now on her way to Congress.
Clay held the seat since 2001 after she took over from her father, William Clay Sr, a civil rights activist who represented the same district for 32 years.
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Speaking about her achievement following her win in Missouri, Bush said her victory is a historic moment as a Black and working-class woman has been elected to Congress.
In 2018, Bush lost to her contender, Clay, by 20 percent.
Bush, 44, gained prominence at the Ferguson protests after the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014. This was during the beginning of the Black Lives Matter protests across the United States.
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Her election received massive support from a prominent group, Justice Democrats, the same group that supported Joe Crowley in 2018 and Jamaal Bowman, a Black educator who defeated longtime Democratic congressman, Eliot Engel, to win nomination in New York‘s 16th district.
In another story, Ghanaian entrepreneur and creative genius, Hannah Akomeah, is a senior high school graduate who transforms used car tyres into stunning furniture.
The hardworking young lady turns tyres into beautiful home furniture such as tables and round sofas that are very comfortable.
Furniture making has been a male-dominated field for a long time, but Hannah is one of many young women shaping and changing the narrative.
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