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ESSENCE magazine names Baton Rouge, New Orleans mayors on 'Woke 100 Women' list

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome made ESSENCE magazine's "Woke 100 Women" list (Source: essence.com) Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome made ESSENCE magazine's "Woke 100 Women" list (Source: essence.com)
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For the second year in a row, ESSENCE magazine has announced the "Woke 100 Women" in the country to highlight black women who are making changes.

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Broome made the list.

On what it takes to run for office: 'You don't have to have political experience to serve people; you have to have a heart to serve people. And you have to have the passion.'

Broome joins other artists, politicians, activists, and non-profit organizers on the list, including New Orleans' first female mayor, Latoya Cantrell. The magazine called her "deeply connected to her community" and praised her vow to address inequity among the city's African American population.

Others on the list include former ESPN SC6 co-host, Jemele Hill, pop star Rihanna, activist Cherisse Scott, and a number of congresswomen and female mayors from around the country.

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