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When black women journalists fight back

From their earliest 19th-century forays into news coverage and commentary, the derision they have faced has given African American women many …
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‘Magic’ campaign lands 17 black women on Houston courts – Missouri Lawyers Media

The Houston area’s courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African-American women and their “magic.”

The women, who were part of an effort dubbed the “Black Girl Magic” campaign, all won races last week to be judges in various Harris County courts in an election that featured more …

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High Black turnout swings critical elections

Despite the absence of any competitive congressional elections in Louisiana, African-American turnout nearly outpaced Caucasian attendance at the …
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We need black men to step up and become teachers

Studies show that African-American boys in elementary school are less likely to be suspended or expelled if they have a teacher who is black.
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Governor Calls Abortion ‘Black Genocide,’ Defends Hyde-Smith on ‘Hanging’ Tape | Jackson Free Press

— As state and national controversy swirls around U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s comment about a “public hanging” in her race against an African American opponent, Gov. Phil Bryant opened a press conference this morning implying that black women are participating in “the genocide of 20 million African American children” through legal abortions.

“See, in my heart, I am confused about where the outrage is at about 20 million African American children that have been aborted. No one wants to say anything about that. No one wants to talk about that,” Bryant said, with Hyde-Smith and National Right to Life President Carol Tobias standing nearby.

Bryant’s use of the abortion-as-genocide conspiracy theory about a woman’s right to choose a legal abortion, a trope popular…

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17 black women elected judges in Texas

CNN's Christi Paul talks with two of the seventeen African-American women in Harris County, Texas, who were elected as judges in the midterm …
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