Nation Reacts to Supreme Court Decision Overruling Roe v. Wade

From high school students to elected officials, people around the country expressed shock and shared various opinions on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 vote on Friday against the constitutional right to an abortion. “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion against Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s […]

Our White House Reporter Firsts, Unmuted

WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ ASSOCIATION HONORS ALICE ALLISON DUNNIGAN AND ETHEL PAYNE The two trailblazing Black women journalists are the first recipients of the WHCA’s newly created Dunnigan-Payne Prize for Lifetime Career Achievement By Black Women Unmuted Trailblazing journalists Alice Allison Dunnigan and Ethel Lois Payne are being honored by the nation’s White House correspondents for […]


With “aye” votes from 53 U.S. senators, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was officially confirmed as the nation’s 116th — and Black Womanhood’s first — Supreme Court Justice. The historic April 7 vote, presided over by Vice President Kamala Harris, fell largely along party lines, with three Republicans (Sens. Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski) […]


WHEW! Election Day 2021 was a nailbiter for the books! Black women candidates made major political gains in some states, and were locked in a few races too close to call in others. From City Hall to lieutenant governor’s races in New Jersey and Virginia, and special congressional elections in Florida and Ohio, we are […]

Remembering 9/11: Black women journalists share their stories

Black women journalists in Washington share what it was like to cover the Sept. 11 2001 terrorist attacks. To mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Black Women Unmuted brought together editor-in-chief Sonya Ross and two of her White House beat colleagues, Kia Baskerville and Kia Johnson, to talk about that tragic, unforgettable moment in U.S. […]

Texas Voting Rights Fight

Black women lawmakers on leaving Texas to thwart voting restrictions: “We had no choice” By NICKI MAYO Editor at Large Black Women Unmuted WASHINGTON _ At a time when she had planned to be celebrating her great-granddaughter’s birthday with family in Texas, state Rep. Alma Allen was in Washington, D.C. trying to enlist help from […]


DR. MELISSA CLARKE The COVID-19 pandemic has been with us for more than a year now. While we’re making progress in our quest for a return to normalcy, we still need answers beyond the standard advice to socially distance, wear a mask and wash those hands. Should we get the new COVID vaccine, or nah? […]

HELLO, MADAM VICE PRESIDENT! Embed from Getty Images Welcome to the NEW, America! Hey Sis (and the Brothers who love us)! Forgive us for busting all up in your inbox like this, but the history we’ve wanted for so long finally happened and we are excited! Just before noon on Jan. 20, 2021, Kamala D. […]

A pollster went down to Georgia …

Hello ladies (and the gents in the room)! Thought we’d pop in to give you the latest on Black women and next month’s runoff elections for both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats. Turns out the sisters down in Georgia are well aware of the local and national stakes in the races between Republican incumbents Kelly […]

WELCOME TO BLACK WOMEN UNMUTED! Here’s what we’re taking off mute this week: the unique ingenuity of Stacey Abrams, who came up with the strategy that flipped Georgia for a Democratic presidential nominee for the first time in a generation.Abrams redefined what success in politics looks like — without winning elected office herself. Black Women Unmuted’s editor-at-large Kelly […]