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Cynthia Nixon appeals to black women voters in first national TV interview: 'They are the cornerstone'

Sophie Ludel
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Cynthia Nixon stopped by The Wendy Williams Show today in her first national TV interview since announcing her run for New York governor.


The mom of three says, “The election of Donald Trump was a real wake-up call.” Nixon, who is known for her role as Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the City, wants to tackle not only the grassroots issues that affect her community, but also larger issues such as gun control.

Williams and Nixon also spoke about the “senseless killings” of unarmed black men, an issue that Nixon believes “is a black man thing.” She also said that “if we are going to say black lives matter, we have to mean it.”

They also talked about black women, a group that Nixon believes ” they are the cornerstone and the backbone of the Democratic Party.” She stated that “we need to let them lead.” Nixon then made a very valid point that “black women are going to stop showing up for the Democratic Party if the Democratic Party doesn’t start showing up for them.”

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