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America’s Leading Black Women in Public Service

Yvette Clarke

U.S. representative for New York’s 11th Congressional District

Born to Jamaican immigrant parents, Clarke currently resides in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, where she was raised and introduced a bill calling for a check box indicating Caribbean descent on the U.S. census form. She is also a Democratic member of the House Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, Science and Technology.

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