(WAFB) - 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.
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.