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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:23 PM

'Black girl magic': 19 black women ran for judge in Texas county - and ALL 19 won!!! WOW!!!

Victories mark unprecedented level of success for black female judicial candidates in Harris county, which includes Houston.

While Beto O’Rourke’s bid to oust Ted Cruz for a US Senate seat may have stolen midterms headlines this week, another ‘Texas miracle’ was under way in Harris county, where19 African American women ran for judge – and all won.

They campaigned together under the slogan “Black Girl Magic” with the support of the Harris county Democratic party, and united for a pre-election photograph inside a courtroom.
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Their victories marked an unprecedented level of success for black female judicial candidates in the county, which includes Houston. With a population of more than 4.5 million, Harris county is bigger than 24 US states. About 70% of the population is non-white.




https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/08/black-women-texas-judge-harris-county

There is a beautiful picture of them - see below, post #3.

This is inspirational! This needs to be a movie! A documentary would be good! Both, plus a book!






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Reply 'Black girl magic': 19 black women ran for judge in Texas county - and ALL 19 won!!! WOW!!! (Original post)
mysteryowl Nov 8 OP
mcar Nov 8 #1
mysteryowl Nov 8 #7
LisaL Nov 8 #2
BumRushDaShow Nov 8 #3
mysteryowl Nov 8 #4
Kittycow Nov 8 #8
ret5hd Nov 8 #13
struggle4progress Nov 8 #11
struggle4progress Nov 8 #5
mysteryowl Nov 8 #6
Kittycow Nov 8 #9
mysteryowl Nov 8 #10
Kittycow Nov 8 #12

Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:25 PM

1. This is amazing!

What incredible, talented women! Working together, what a concept.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:25 PM

2. Harris county in TX seems to be getting increasingly more

democratic. Hillary won there easily.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:27 PM

3. Have to include their iconic photo



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:29 PM

4. Thank you for posting their BEAUTIFUL photo!

It is truly powerful!

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:39 PM

8. They're beautiful women!

Can I say that? I'm an old lady

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Response to Kittycow (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:36 PM

13. I was thinkin' ...

"Man, they could all play themselves in the docu-drama about them!"

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:53 PM

11. ++!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:31 PM

5. Dancing In The Street

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:33 PM

6. Perfect!

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:43 PM

9. Oops I just woke my cat up.

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Response to Kittycow (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:52 PM

10. Did you hoot and clap?

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:20 PM

12. The inner young me was out dancin in the street..

The outer old me turned the volume up on my phone really loud and reminisced what a fine, fine song that is

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