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Colorado Votes to Abolish Slavery, Finally
 

While many spent Tuesday and early Wednesday celebrating midterm election wins, Colorado celebrated freedom. With four of the five precincts reporting, slavery in all forms was abolished in the Centennial State. The Secretary of State’s Office said the amendment to Colorado’s Constitution received 65 percent of the votes already counted. “The margin is such that there is no doubt,” Lynn Bartels, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, told reporters.

 

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The 19 Female Judges Making History in Texas
 

It is the largest number of black women seen on the ballot in Harris County … Their victory adds to the long lists of firsts across the nation, with the most diverse range of candidates ever elected to Congress, including 111 women.

 
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Voters Kill Remnants of Jim Crow in Florida and Louisiana
 
A long overdue reckoning with America’s post-slavery subjugation of black people unfolded in Florida and Louisiana on last Tuesday, as voters threw out vestiges of the post-Reconstruction Jim Crow era.
 
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Stacey Abrams: ‘It ain’t Over until it’s Over’
 
By Thursday, two days after Republican Brian Kemp declared victory, Abrams is still calling for every vote to be counted and she’s hoping that the results will at least be enough for a runoff, if absentee ballots don’t push her over the top altogether.
 
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Voters of Color Won’t Always Save You If You Don’t Invest In Them
 
After an election that saw gains for Democrats and progressives,campaigns cannot simply rely on the charity of Black-led organizations. They must invest in Black voters and other voters of color, long-term and from the roots up.
 
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What if Black Professional Athletes Respected Black Economic Empowerment?
 

Oh, what a wonderful world this would be for Black communities throughout our nation. We, as a people, have over $1.3 trillion (T) in annual spending. However, our Black-owned businesses account for $183 billion.

 
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Three Tips For Finding Your Career Passion And Running With It
 

Abby Sutton didn’t know it yet, but her career plans were fated to veer off in a new direction the moment she signed up for a college class in Russian fairy tales. Sutton is now an account strategist for Google.

 
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The Living Word
Isaiah 8:11-13
Easy-to-Read Version

 

Warnings to Isaiah
11: The Lord spoke to me with his great power and warned me not to be like these people. He said,
12: “Don’t think there is a plan against you just because the people say there is. Don’t be afraid of what they fear. Don’t let them frighten you!”
13: The Lord All-Powerful is the one you should fear.
He is the one you should respect. He is the one
who should frighten you. •

 

 

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