February is Black History Month, in which we highlight of some of the most important black leaders in American history. We at EL American have complied a list of 8 strong, conservative black women that the radical Black Lives Matter movement hate.
Candace Owens, born in Connecticut in 1989, is a New York Times best-selling author, political commentator, and an accomplished political activist. A member of Turning Point USA, an organization that promotes conservative ideas, especially among young people, Owens is known for her loyal support of Donald Trump. She has criticized the Black Lives Matter movement and the Democratic Party for what she considers detrimental policies against black Americans. She has engaged in ferocious political debates against some progressive celebrities such as musician Cardi B, singer Harry Styles, and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Owens has flirted with the idea of potentially running for the Republican nomination for president in 2024.
Diamond & Silk
Lynnette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson are two video bloggers and political commentators, best known for their staunch support of former President Trump. Despite previously supporting Black Lives Matter, Diamond and Silk have condemned the movement for their looting and destruction of small businesses, many of them owned by black Americans, in the summer of 2020. In 2018, the political commentators were censored by Facebook, after the social media platform called their videos “unsafe” and their platform a threat to the community. They were asked to testify before Congress about the censorship of conservative leaders. They were also contributors to Fox News until they were fired for questioning some information about COVID-19, which, according to them, was being used as a political tool to discredit the Trump Administration.
Sheryl Underwood, born in 1963, is a comedian, actress and television host who made history by becoming the first female finalist of the Miller Lite Comedy Search in 1989. Since 2011, she has been one of the hosts of the CBS talk show The Talk. She has called herself a “sexually progressive, God-fearing, Black Republican.” She has publicly criticized some of former President Trump’s policies, and has called herself an “old school republican.”
Dash was born in The Bronx in 1966, is a very recognizable face especially for her appearances in many television series. She gained popularity for playing Dionne in the 90s hit movie Clueless. She has actively voiced support of the Republican Party and was one of the main supporters of the Women for Trump movement. Dash says that Hollywood has “blacklisted” her because of political views and conservative principles
Born in 1954, Condoleezza Rice has been one of the most influential Black women in the world of politics. Known primarily for her pivotal role during the Bush Administration, where she served as National Security Advisor from 2001 to 2005, and then as the first black Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009, succeeding General Collin Powell (who also broke paradigms as the first Black Secretary of State). Rice has been a loyal member of the Republican Party and during her years in the Bush Administration was one of the leading cabinet figures in charge of carrying out that administration’s controversial foreign policy.
Born in 1975 and the daughter of Haitian immigrants, Mia Love became the first black Republican woman to be ever elected to the House of Representatives in 2015. While in Congress, Love maintained a strong conservative record and was a strong voice against abortion, big government, and higher taxes. Love, unfortunately, lost her re-election bid in 2018 by less than 700 votes, but is a CNN correspondent and political commentator.
Kay Coles James
Born in 1949, Kay C. James is the first black president of The Heritage Foundation, one of Washington’s most influential conservative think tanks. Prior to serving as Heritage’s president, James was a member of Heritage’s board of trustees and was appointed to be Virginia’s secretary of health and human resources by Virginia Governor George Allen. James, a devout Christian and mentor, had held several federal government positions and was first appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the National Commission on Children. At Heritage, James pushes for principled conservative solutions to the biggest problems facing the nation.