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“Late on Tuesday night, America was once again reminded of the power of Black women. Exit polls show that 98 percent of Black women (and 93 percent of Black men) who cast ballots voted for Jones, while 63 percent of white women voted for Moore. On Wednesday morning, the media erupted with calls of “Thank you!” to Black women for showing up. But as Kamala Harris said, we need to do more than congratulate them. “Let’s address issues that disproportionately affect Black women—like pay disparity, housing & under-representation in elected office,” she tweeted. There are many organizations and causes that could use our support, give because Black women show up to save the country time and again.”

via The Cut

 

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I’m not sure how to start, or what to say — what I do know, is that the Holiday window that we’ve been developing since June of this year is out in the world. This is a project I was close to throughout and saw through to the end. To see your time and mind come alive is an incredible feeling.

To Republicans in Congress who might feel uneasy about responding to this tragedy with laws that might prevent the next one, we offer this grim reference. Rather than responding to Sutherland Springs, act as though the legislation was responding to the mass shootings in Las Vegas, Dallas, Orlando, San Bernardino, Colorado Springs, Roseburg, Chattanooga, Charleston, Marysville, Isla Vista, Fort Hood, Santa Monica, or Sandy Hook Elementary School, to name a few.

From the New York Times’ editorial, “It’s Not Too Soon to Debate Gun Control.”