Cara McClure

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Cara McClure, also known as Cara Black (born August 20, 1969) is a social activist and executive director of Faith & Works.

McClure graduated from West End High School in 1987 and earned her degree in business management and marketing from Jacksonville State University in 1991. She has also studied at Alabama State University. She worked with Ardyss International from 2008 to 2010, and then spent a short time as a branch manager for Select My Space before opening ASAP Apartment Locators in January 2013.

In 2015 McClure joined two other activists, Shirah Robinson and Kahmille Burroughs, in breaking away from Avee-Ashanti Shabazz's Black Lives Matter in Birmingham (BLMB) to form a new group, the Magic City Chapter of Black Lives Matter, now the Black Lives Matter Birmingham Chapter, Birmingham's affiliate of the national Black Lives Matter Network.

During the 2016 Democratic primary McClure worked for Bernie Sanders' campaign in Birmingham as a "faith based coordinator." In the 2018 general election she challenged Republican incumbent Jeremy Oden for a seat on the Alabama Public Service Commission, but lost by a 60-40 margin.

McClure closed her business to work full time as a state coordinator for Black Voters Matter briefly before founding Faith & Works.

McClure is credited with proposing to Mayor Randall Woodfin's office that the city should create a Black Lives Matter street painting, modeled after one in Washington D.C., during the 2020 George Floyd protests.

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