BEAUTIFUL NEWS: Chirlane McCray Becomes NYC’s Second Black First Lady

I love seeing strong positive role models of color; and examples that love is not bound by labels!


Writer, poet, editor, political strategist and feminist Chirlane McCray, 58, became the second Black First Lady of New York City last night with the exhilarating election of her husband, Bill de Blasio, 52, who became Gotham’s first Democratic mayor in 20 years defeating Republican Joe Lhota. The power couple have been together close to two decades, and have two children, 16-year-old Dante de Blasio and 18-year-old Chiara de Blasio.

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McCray’s appeal transcends race, true, but her unapologetic sister-girl flare makes us even more proud. Self-described on Twitter as an “activist, writer, loving partner of @deblasionyc and Brooklyn mom,” McCray makes it clear that she is “speaking the truth as [she] knows it.” It’s something she’s been doing for decades.

McCray shared intimate details about her and Bill’s courtship in the below excerpt from the New York Times:


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