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19 Black Women Won Judicial Seats in Texas

The 2018 midterm elections brought in a historic wave of female candidates throughout the political spectrum. Local judicial contests in Houston saw 19 Black women win races on Tuesday, making it the “single biggest victory for Black women” in Harris County’s history, according to Yahoo. The group of women,  now referred to as the #Houston19, will

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Georgia County Swears In First Black Elected Judge

The first Black person to be elected to a countywide position in Gwinnett County, Georgia, was sworn in as a state court judge on Thursday, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Ronda Colvin-Leary made history when she won the seat in May. Previously, Black judges had been only appointed in the county to serve on the

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Do Public Defenders Spend Less Time on Black Clients?

Earlier this year, when San Francisco public defender Mark Jacobs addressed a group of potential jurors in the murder trial of a young Black man, he asked them point-blank to consider whether they might judge him more harshly because of his race. “Look at my client,” Jacobs said, noting his dark skin. “He’s the stereotype

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Has the National Bar Association Turned Its Back on Black LGBT Lawyers?

Founded in 1925, the National Bar Association (NBA) is the nation’s oldest and largest association of African-American lawyers and judges. The organization’s constitution states that its objective is to “promote legislation that will improve the economic condition of all American citizens regardless of race, sex, or creed.” Despite its mission to “protect civil and political

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Tyra Fires ANTM Judges

Tyra Banks has been sending young model hopefuls home since the inception of her hit reality series "America's Next Top Model" in 2003. Yet, this time the tables have turned, and Banks has decided to send Nigel Baker, Jay Manuel, and Miss J. Alexander packing by firing the three judges who have been there from the

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