Missouri’s first Black congresswoman-elect Cori Bush: ‘This is our moment’

This week, St. Louis native and veteran Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush made history, becoming the first Black woman elected to Congress to represent the state of Missouri. “I just won this seat from a 52-year dynasty because I stood up for Black lives,” Bush said in a video interview with Yahoo News two days after her convincing win. “I stood up for brown lives and for babies in cages. I stood up against all of the oppression and the systems that have been holding our community down for so long.”