Black Women Are Dominating The White House Press Briefing and It’s About Time

By Jessica Washington

The White House press briefings have never had so much melanin, and we’re kind of living for it. Karine Jean-Pierre made history last May when she became the first Black person to serve as White House Press Secretary.

But she’s not the only Black woman to dominate the White House briefing room. Last week, the podium was graced by three Black women, Jean-Pierre, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Shalanda Young, and Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, Cecilia Rouse.