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The Black Women Who Won Election 2016!

Although the presidential race did not turn out the way we wanted, there is some good news in the political space. Despite everything, last night was a major win for Black women in the Senate, Congress and House of Representatives.

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The Black Women Who Won Election 2016! - Jawbreaker

Kamala Harris won California’s open U.S. Senate seat beating out Loretta Sanchez. The former Attorney General will replace Barbara Boxer.

The Black Women Who Won Election 2016! - Jawbreaker

Val Demings became Florida’s 10th District Representative-elect. Demings is the former Orlando Police Chief.

The Black Women Who Won Election 2016! - Jawbreaker

Lisa Rochester made history as the first woman and African-American to be elected to Congress from Delaware.

The Black Women Who Won Election 2016! - Jawbreaker

Ilhan Omar won the Minnesota House seat, making her the first Somali-American to be in such a position. She received 80 percent of the vote.

It’s great to see Black women taking over politics. More of this, please!

Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.