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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:22 PM

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

Source: Guardian

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.


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



---There is a beautiful picture of them in the article. See picture in post #3.

This is inspirational! It needs to be a movie, a documentary and a book!




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Reply 'Black girl magic': 19 black women ran for judge in Texas county - and all 19 won (Original post)
mysteryowl Nov 8 OP
Honeycombe8 Nov 8 #1
mysteryowl Nov 8 #2
Lisa0825 Nov 8 #3
mysteryowl Nov 8 #4
Lisa0825 Nov 8 #5
Honeycombe8 Nov 8 #6
Power 2 the People Nov 8 #9
onetexan Nov 9 #12
iluvtennis Nov 8 #7
mysteryowl Nov 8 #8
OnlinePoker Nov 8 #10
zonkers Nov 9 #11
LisaL Nov 9 #13
BumRushDaShow Nov 9 #14
Chemisse Nov 9 #15

Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:27 PM

1. For real? That's amazing! This should be all over the news. This is a BFD.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:35 PM

3. Pic



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Response to Lisa0825 (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:36 PM

4. Thank you!

I don't know how to post pictures. This is such a beautiful and powerful picture.

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:41 PM

5. So powerful!!!

As a woman, it inspires me greatly! I have 2 biracial nieces and I hope this inspires them too!

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:47 PM

6. Sorry...I was a little slow to see your post & add it to post.

Amazing. A picture is worth a thousand words.



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Response to Lisa0825 (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:31 PM

9. Wooo hooo!

Love it!

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Response to Lisa0825 (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 03:39 AM

12. OMG that's a gorgeous picture of a group of talented women!

note how young they are as well!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:26 PM

7. Love it, love it, Love it.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:29 PM

8. Plus, not 2, not 5, not 8, not 12, not 15...

not 17... not 18...

BUT NINETEEN!!! 19 women!! 19 black women!!!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:57 PM

10. Except where a Republican ran unopposed (3 JPs) Democrats won every position

Some aren't showing so I'm assuming the races are up in the air, but in a county that's only 19% African American, to elect that many black women is incredible.

https://ballotpedia.org/Municipal_elections_in_Harris_County,_Texas_%282018%29#Judicial

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 03:11 AM

11. oops

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Response to zonkers (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:21 AM

13. Maybe you should actually read the article linked in the OP?

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Response to zonkers (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 05:19 AM

14. This group of women actually campaigned together using "Black Girl Magic" as their slogan

which is a cultural slang term used as the name of a movement among black girls and black women, and even used in social media with a hashtag - #blackgirlmagic

Here is some history behind the term - http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-everyones-saying-black-girls-are-magic-20150909-htmlstory.html

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2016/apr/11/how-blackgirlmagic-became-a-rallying-cry-for-women-of-colour

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 05:30 AM

15. Amazing and wonderful!

What a delightful piece of news.

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