To Liberation through Black Women Best

Coined by Janelle Jones in 2019, the Black Women Best (BWB) framework argues that if our government brings Black women from the margins to the center and intentionally creates policies that pull Black women out of economic precarity and into economic prosperity, then everyone will benefit. 

In partnership with the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls (CCBWG), Liberation in a Generation (LibGen) collaborated with over 40 Black women contributors to develop An Economy for All: Building a Black Women Best Legislative Agenda, a congressional report inspired by the Black Women Best framework. LibGen Senior Policy Manager Azza Altiraifi and Communications Director Kendra Bozarth served as co-chairs of the caucus’s BWB Working Group, spearheading this visionary endeavor. 

The report outlines a clear policy agenda to address inequities that have disproportionately burdened Black women and girls — delivering an inclusive economy for everyone in the process.

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Black Women Best Framework

  • Action Center on Race and the Economy
  • African American Juvenile Justice Project
  • Alexes Harris, University of Washington
  • Angie Ngo, BerlinRosen
  • Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC)
  • Black Voters Matter
  • Center for Advancing Racial Equity & Job Quality in Long-Term Care (Center for Equity)
  • Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
  • Coalition for Equal Access for Girls – Oregon
  • Demos
  • Detroit Disability Power
  • Family Values @ Work
  • Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA)
  • HousingNOLA
  • Insight Center for Community Economic Development
  • Jamila Michener, Cornell University
  • Just Harvest
  • Justice for Families
  • Liberation for Us
  • Liberation in a Generation
  • Miami Workers Center
  • Dr. Michelle Holder, Washington Center for Equitable Growth & John Jay College, City University of New York
  • One Colorado
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Sherri Jefferson, African American Juvenile Justice Project
  • State Innovation Exchange (SiX)
  • Southern Economic Advancement Project
  • Springboard To Opportunities
  • Stacey Triplett, Groundwork USA Board Secretary
  • The South
  • Youth First Initiative

An Economy for All: Building a Black Women Best Legislative Agenda Report and Black Women Best Seal of Approval Scorecard

  • Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE)
  • African American Juvenile Justice Project
  • Alexes Harris, University of Washington
  • Andreanecia M. Morris, HousingLOUISIANA
  • Angie Ngo, BerlinRosen
  • Black Voters Matter
  • Center for Advancing Racial Equity & Job Quality in Long-Term Care (Center for Equity)
  • Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
  • Coalition for Equal Access for Girls – Oregon
  • Demos
  • Detroit Disability Power
  • Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA)
  • HousingNOLA
  • In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
  • Insight Center for Community Economic Development
  • Jamila Michener, Cornell University
  • Just Harvest
  • Liberation for Us
  • Liberation in a Generation
  • Dr. Michelle Holder, Washington Center for Equitable Growth & John Jay College, City University of New York
  • One Colorado
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • The Sadie Collective
  • Sherri Jefferson, African American Juvenile Justice Project
  • Southern Economic Advancement Project
  • Springboard To Opportunities
  • Stacey Triplett, Groundwork USA Board Secretary
  • Tanja Pauler
  • The South
  • Youth First Initiative