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7 great things that will make you happy about the 2016 election

 

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via Kamala Harris Twitter

Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States of America. His election created a deep divide within the nation as some compared it the attacks of 9/11. If the nation could side with a known bigot and misogynist, the future of the country would appear to be bleak.

However, there were several historical moments that should give the nation hope and served as a reminder of why it’s important to vote. Here are seven great things that made us happy during the 2016 election.

Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris became the first Black person to be elected in California’s Senate race. Harris, who spent six years as California attorney general, has drawn comparisons to Barack Obama. In four years, we shouldn’t be surprised if she places her name in the running to become the first female President of the United States.

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via Michael Tubbs Twitter

Mayor Michael Tubbs

Michael Tubbs became the youngest and first Black mayor of Stockton, Calif. on Nov. 8. At 26, Tubbs is a Stanford graduate who worked for Google and the White House before being elected to city council.

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via IIhan Omar Twitter

IIhan Omar

Omar became the first Somali and Muslim American elected to Minnesota’s Legislature by defeating Phyllis Kahn. Omar, 33, is a mother of three who started her career as a community activist.

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via Jefferson County

Zena Stephens

Stephens made history by becoming the first Black person and female to be elected as Jefferson County Sheriff in Beaumont, Texas. Stephens said she will make it a point to address concerns within the department after it was rocked by the death of  Sandra Bland.

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via Jewell Jones Twitter

Jewell Jones 

At 21, Jones became the youngest State Representative ever in Michigan. He is currently a student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and is majoring in political science.

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via Aramis Ayala website

Aramis Ayala 

Ayala became the first Black state attorney in Florida’s history. Ayala, a resident of Orlando, is a breast cancer survivor who started her career as a public defender. She made it a point to reach out and serve Black communities in her area.

Governor Nathan Deal (Verified account Twitter @GovernorDeal)

Verified account Twitter @GovernorDeal)

No to Amendment 1 in Georgia

Georgians voted “No” to Amendment 1 which would have allowed the state’s government to take over low-performing schools. Most of the schools on the list were majority Black and minority students. The Amendment would have allowed Gov. Nathan Deal access to federal funds earmarked for education. Similar initiatives have yet to create drastic change in other states.



2 Comments

  1. theresa.kim on November 12, 2016 at 1:20 am

    One year ago I resigned from my last job and I never felt better in my life… I started doing a job from home, for a company I stumbled upon on-line, for several hours every day, and I make much more than i did on my old work… My check for last month was for 9k dollars… Great thing about this job is that i have more free time to spend with my family… http://korta.nu/MDe

  2. sugarntasty on January 14, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Darling Kamala whom heritage “Indian of eastern heritage and Jamaican mother executive. Along father enough of so called identity your promoting whom? Kamala when observe disparity “entrenched” attitude towards those not welcomed due segregation racism. Light skin with false grin Kamala gotten foot in the doors wanting more whom allowed. Political victory governor Jerry Brown D. whom destroyed fair equality in California article. Saying Kamala going acknowledge diversity, a joke as law firms whom denied entrance to others especially LGBTQ and Blacks. Enough refuse compare situation Kamala chosen politician gotten entrance with connections…Jerry Brown Mr.Frowns along. Victory thank by fellow Democrats London Breed and Ed Lee whom going be given position if Hillary won presidency! Really Kamala saying inspiring whom certainly not middle class LGBTQ and Blacks whom detest. Those acquire wealth used as statistics ill favored racism is apparent,Blacks graduating Hasting,San Francisco Law school,Stanford,UCBerkeley law school and Santa Clara university law school only reminder. Times haven’t change Kamala formerly D.A of San Francisco reason,disparity among Black community retain. Status quota ignore social blight,Essence you understand mentality of “Bay area” not cosmopolitan never was simply.

    Regional influence of candor if LGBTQ considered agitated victim living squalor in Bay Area,non White living socially uptight no economic insight! Yeah,those offending exposing doubt Kamala going bring economic success to California really when does it stop never! Anyhow international law firms challenge for influence and business thanks Kamala has many friends top places. How still retain bias not allow diversity especially hiring LGBTQ and Blacks men well firms. Japan,Thailand,Germany,U.K,Korea,Australia,India,Argentina,Chile,Taiwan,
    Brazil,France,Sweden and Singapore. Opening law locations in chosen cities where profits thanks to tax exemptions of Democrats forgotten law,firms welcomed by SF trade friends of Kamala. Readers can’t comprehend criticism ask minority lawyers doesn’t matter law firms guilty of,gentrification inquire to. Lawyer associations Babaattorneys,BWLNC,CalBlackLawyers,BALIF,Blackwomenlawyers,Libalaw and LGLA. Oppose SABASE,JABAonline and KABASOCAL associate global law firms establishing location USA support economic and educational programs. Kamala using statistics to appease those naive London Breed aspiring to become next mayor 2020 representing district (5) Fillmore gotten reelected 2017.

    Gentrification arisen since London been president of Board of Supervisors” when ask Black professional I laugh. Writing this no difference to me,San Francisco is racist and polarized by,
    Democratic machine. Against the prosperity lower income and Blacks forget lies of Ed Lee and Wille Brown. Lawyers club support new agenda of evictions which Kamala friends prominent law firms represent. Kamala for Black folks really Essence ask law firms of San Francisco,L.A and San Diego where ratio of diversity? Hiring others whom Asians with book of business making “partnership” about business San Francisco going new I-banking city 2020’s. Kamala for Black folks as London Breed Queen of Blackness there using for political advantage refuse entrance of others!

    I’m harsh censor denying truth Kamala,protecting machine which denied diversity San Francisco gotten racist. Didn’t fault Kamala critical charade leader of diversity when Blacks seek obtain jobs corporate arenas whydenial. Image Bay Area exclusively those chosen colleges,gender and
    heritage now “Transpacific” trade taken dominance. Why ratio international firms abundant where Kamala address this I’ll say this if chose. Become mayor of San Francisco Kamala win with false grins,remember made Obama write letter of apology. Sexist comments turn down Attorney General position anyhow Kamala why politician gain millions as attorney? Why Blacks facing uncertainty voting for color options as LGBTQ taken advantage of! Get irate to damn late escape damage done by Kamala!