State Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidates Forum

Saturday, September 15th


Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland


Black Women have stood in the forefront of every political battle, particularly in California. We have led the fight for equity that many benefit from today. Unfortunately, we are not experiencing the fruits of our labor on many different fronts. Education is one of the most concerning.

Our children are failing.

As Black Women Leaders, Mothers, Grandmothers, Caregivers and Registered Voters, we have some questions! So #Sistallect, #CaliforniaBlackMedia, Black Women Organized for Political Action (#BWOPA) and some powerhouse Black Women Leaders from throughout the state came together to host a forum for the Superintendent for Public Instruction race with the two candidates – @TonyThurmond and @MarshallTuck.

Join us at the Candidates Forum #BlackStudentsMatter #BlackMamasMatters #RespectBlackWomen

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New SF Board President Malia Cohen!

Supervisor Malia Cohen was elected board of supervisors president, replacing London Breed who will be taking over as mayor of San Francisco. 

It was a unanimous vote during Tuesday's board of supervisors meeting where Breed presided over her last meeting as president. Breed had said she was stepping down to focus on preparing for her new job as mayor. Breed starts her new job July 11. 



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Congratulations Mayor London Breed!

Your BWOPA sisters are so excited and proud for your hard work, leadership and service.
#mayorlondonbreed #bwopaendorsed #blackgirlmagic
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Newsoms Visit BWOPA State Board Meeting

BWOPA State Quarterly Board Meeting
hosted by our Oakland/Berkeley/Hayward/South County Chapter
Special Guests Gavin and Jennifer Newsom
@Greater St Paul Church, Oakland

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Organizing for Change

Black Women Organized for Political Action Plans To Utilize its Historical Influence to Incite Political Change in Sacramento!

2017 was deemed the year of black women in politics. It highlighted an increase of black women engaged in politics and brought national attention to the effectiveness of black women within the political realm. However, we have miles to go before we sleep.

The killing of 22-year old Stephon Clark, by the hands of Sacramento law enforcement, in our own city, not only sparked national outcry, it intensified the work of local organizations like BWOPA Sacramento. BWOPA Sacramento understands that everything that affects the quality of life in the black community is in most ways political. Therefore, BWOPA's current charge is to harness the energy within our community to dig deeper into the political process so that we can see systemic changes.

To that end, BWOPA Sacramento is currently refocusing efforts in order to be an active voice to change the face of law enforcement in Sacramento. "It will take our collective effort to elect officials who value justice for black people" said Kula Koenig, BWOPA Sacramento Chapter President. "Until we do this, we all suffer the consequences that result from injustice." This is why our chapter focuses on building political capacity. 

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Our Time to Engage


Our Time to Engage, Inform and Vote: 2018 Gubernatorial Issues Forum in partnership with KCRA 3 convened voters across California to discuss issues that impact African American women with candidates John Chiang, Delaine Eastin and Antonio Villaraigosa.   

This inaugural forum allowed gubernatorial candidates to address key areas of interest for Black women voters in this moderated panel discussion. The forum was held at the historic Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento. 



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Black Girl Magic


"Black Girl Magic Night" at the Oracle Arena!

Join BWOPA/TILE in Celebrating Women's History Month and Watch our 2017 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors vs. Indiana Pacers!

When:        Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Time:         7:00pm - Oracle Arena, Oakland

Tix Price:  $100.00

Get Your Advance Tix today!

A limited number of tickets are available. DEADLINE: February 9th. 

*Rates can increase based on factors affecting supply and demand. Lock in your price and purchase today!

Driving to the arena? Purchase your parking pass today and save! Visit

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