Recommended Reading List
48 Laws of Power - Robert Green
Democracy Matters - Cornell West
Blue Ocean Strategy - W. Chan Kim & Renee Maugbourne
Dreams from My Father - Barack Obama
Achieve Leadership Genius -Drea Zigarmi
CNN: 17 black women elected as judges in one Texas county make history
Seventeen black women made history Tuesday night in winning judicial seats in Harris County, Texas.
New York Times: 17 Black Women Sweep to Judgeships in Texas County
The photo was unforgettable: 19 black women, all dressed in black, gathered in a mock courtroom in Thurgood Marshall School of Law. All of them were running for judgeships in November.
On Tuesday, 17 of them won their races by double-digits in Harris County, Tex., the nation’s third largest county, which includes Houston. Each of the lawyers, all Democrats ranging in age from 31 to early 60s, will join the bench in January for four-year terms in the civil, criminal, family and probate courts.
The Necessity of Now
We’ve heard a lot about what’s at stake in this election. The reality is that this will be one of the most defining elections in the history of our country. We’ve watched over the last two years how the United States of America, once a beacon on the hill, has become a circus to the rest of the world. Never before in modern history have we seen such divisiveness and chaos come from the White House, or from an American President for that matter. We have watched as our country has been turned against each other, and the most vulnerable of us be made to feel left out of the American dream. It is clear, with the Republican control of the White House and both chambers of Congress, that the American people are in desperate need of the checks and balances that our democracy was designed to provide.