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Dahleen Glanton: When it comes to courting black women voters, Elizabeth Warren is no Hillary Clinton. And that's a good thing.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has written a new op-ed for Essence magazine, a publication that caters to professional African American women. In the piece published Friday, the Democratic presidential hopeful announced "a new commitment to Black women."

It is not surprising that Warren, who is polling as low as 4% with African American voters, would reach out to black women. African American women, after all, are the Democratic Party's most loyal constituency and thus, the gatekeepers to the presidential nomination.

Her op-ed and subsequent appearance Saturday at the Essence Festival - an annual music event that draws a

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