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Kamala Harris Makes History As Second Black Woman Elected To U.S. Senate

Amidst the controversial presidential election of Donald Trump, there were many pockets of hope. One being the first Dominican elected to Congress and the California Senate seat going to Attorney General Kamala Harris.

NBC News reports Harris won over voters on Tuesday (Nov. 8) after a well-received campaign. Harris is now the second African-American woman to hold a U.S. Senate seat after Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois served one term from 1993 to 1999. She is also now the first Indian-American senator. 20 African-American women currently hold positions in the House of Representatives.

As AG of the state, Harris championed the rights of children and putting criminals behind bars. Her latest win was the arrest of Carl Ferrer, the CEO of Backpage on sex-trafficking charges last month. “Raking in millions of dollars from the trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable victims is outrageous, despicable and illegal,” Harris said at the time. Speaking in Los Angeles shortly after her win, she encouraged those who were feeling overwhelmed over Trump's win to stay strong.

“Our ideals are at stake right now, and we all have to fight for who we are,” she said. “I believe this is that moment in time for our country, where we are collectively being required to look in the mirror, and with furrowed brow, we are asking a question: Who are we? In California, I believe the answer is a good one: We are a great country.”

The Howard graduate and her family have always been about serving love and hope. Her sister, Maya Harris, is an attorney and senior policy advisor for Hillary Clinton's campaign while her parents were active in the civil rights movement.

"I was blessed to have a really great childhood. In my family and extended family, children were nurtured and loved," said Harris earlier this year. "When I started my career as a prosecutor, I specialized in child abuse, and I met so many children who were the victims of circumstances beyond their control.  I've developed this strong feeling that, as a community, we have a responsibility to make sure that every child is safe, is healthy and has access to a high-quality education. We not only owe it to those children, but we owe it to the entire community."

“It is the very nature of this fight for civil rights and justice and equality that whatever gains we make, they will not be permanent. So we must be vigilant,” Harris continued in her speech. “Do not despair. Do not be overwhelmed. Do not throw up our hands when it is time to roll up our sleeves and fight for who we are.”

Check out her full speech below.

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According to PEOPLE, A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston will be released in the fall. Crawford, who was friends with Houston since they were children growing up in Newark, N.J., has rarely spoken about her relationship with the superstar.

"In A Song for You, Crawford, who served as Houston’s longtime confidante and executive assistant,'breaks her silence to share the moving and often complicated story of her life and relationship with Whitney,'" the publication writes.

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It's Official: Joe Biden Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

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In a video announcing his run which was released on Thursday (April 25), Biden states that he wants to fix the issues in the country. What inspired him to run was Donald Trump’s response to the deadly 2017 white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Va.

"In that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime," Biden says. The 76-year-old is also a former Delaware senator.

"I believe history will look back on four years of [Trump] and all he embraces as an aberrant moment in time," he continues in the video. "But if we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation — who we are — and I cannot stand by and watch that happen."

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Cardi B Snaps At 'The Shade Room' For Publicizing Negativity: 'It’s Trash'

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The rapper took to Instagram to discuss her issues with the social media page posting negative things about the people she is associated with, including her husband Offset. The Migos member was reportedly mentioned on The Shade Room regarding his recent felony gun possession charges.

“Everybody that they know that I’m cool with, they always try to get them set up for people to talk sh*t,” she said. "Offset donated 25K to the Ellen foundation for the kids in Africa. Did The Shade Room post it? No… are they posting any positive sh*t and investment talk that he’s been talking about in his interviews? No. But they sure post the way he had drama with his baby mom. They sure posting about his court cases, right?"

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“Stop claiming that y’all for the people, when y’all fuel drama in between these artists,” she states.

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