Black Women in Politics Who Rock!

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Maxine Waters

It’s doubtful that the Californian calls herself “Kerosene Maxine,” but she can appreciate the sentiment. The no-nonsense politician isn’t afraid to take on any person or institution, including predatory mortgage companies and the president of the United States, whomever that may be, when she is fighting for a cause.

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