Conservative activist Candace Owens calls for African Americans to leave the Democratic party

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Candace Owens speaking with attendees at the 2018 Young Women's Leadership Summit, hosted by Turning Point USA at the Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Credit: George Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0.

Candace Owens is a conservative black activist and communications director for the conservative student group called Turning Point. She’s 29 years old, and she’s being held up as the new face of African American conservatism. Her name became more widely known after the New Zealand shooter said in his manifesto that she was one of his “biggest influences.” Owen’s movement, “Blexit,” calls for blacks to exit the Democratic party.