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Black America, Take Your Victory Lap

We fought hard, and we won. But the movement continues.

Rev. Raphael Warnock and Stacey Abrams during a campaign event in Atlanta on November 3. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images

Black people have always been the doctors of American democracy. On the morning of November 9, 2016, they gave a grim prognosis for the nation.

It was a cancer that threatened to subsume the political experiment of liberalism. Donald Trump, a racist and sexually predatory real estate…




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Hal H. Harris

Hal H. Harris

Black on both sides. Medium Writers Challenge Winner. The founder of Established in 1865. I Tweet @Established1865. E-mail is

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