Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore are four of the most influential African American women in the United States. Together, they call themselves the Colored Girls. As political strategists, organizers, CEOs, and more, they have made history and shaped politics. Yet their story, like the stories of so many African American women in politics, is largely absent from the mainstream. In their new book, FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED POLITICS, written with Veronica Chambers, these four trailblazers share their personal journeys, marked by incredible successes and milestones, and offer a roadmap for other women of color with political ambitions.

At this event, they will sit down with Washington Post opinion writer Jonathan Capehart for a special live taping of his podcast, “Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart.” They’ll discuss life in public service, the importance of mentorship, the power of Black sisterhood, and their advice for a new generation of political activists and leaders.

Co-sponsored by the John Brademas Center of New York University.

Held weekly every Monday at 6:30pm during the academic terms,  Skirball Talks hosts visionaries from the worlds of politics, the arts, sciences, academia, and more. This event is free and open to the public.

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Donna Brazile, a veteran Democratic political strategist, is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, author, television political commentator, and former interim chair of the Democratic Party. Donna Brazile is the author of Cooking with Grease and the New York Times bestseller Hacks. She was appointed as the 2018-2019 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy at Howard University. Brazile will develop and host a five-part lecture series to engage the Howard community on several subjects, including politics, voting, criminal justice reform, and civility. @donnabrazile

Yolanda Caraway, the founder of The Caraway Group, a nationally recognized public relations firm, has played a major role in shaping the goals and objectives of the Democratic Party for over thirty years. @ycaraway

The Reverend Leah Daughtry is a nationally recognized teacher, preacher, speaker, organizer, leader, planner, political strategist, and CEO of the 2008 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions. @LeahDaughtry

Minyon Moore, partner of the Dewey Square Group, was formerly CEO of the Democratic National Committee, Assistant to the President of the United States and director of the White House Office of Public Liaison, and director of White House political affairs under President Bill Clinton@IAmMinyon

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Capehart is a member of The Washington Post editorial board, writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog and hosts the “Cape Up” podcast. He is also an MSNBC Contributor, who regularly serves as a substitute anchor, and has served as a guest host on “Midday on WNYC” on New York Public Radio. @CapehartJ

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The Skirball Talks series is made possible in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

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Cover of "For Colored Girls who have Considered Politics"