Our new book, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, is a love story to Black women. It tells the story of our friendship, and of the mentors who helped give us seats at the table. We have a lot of stories. Like the time we asked candidate Barack Obama what his race strategy would be, and he demurred: “Oh, race won’t be an issue. America is past that.” Wrong! But the book’s also a primer — a game plan for getting involved in public service and being a trailblazer for future generations.