"Black Girl Magic" has met the bench with the swearing-in of 17 African-American female judges in the Houston area.
The 17 women all won races in last year's election to be judges in various Harris County courts. Their "Black Girl Magic " campaign debuted over the summer with a viral photo that featured the 17 women and two other sitting Harris County judges inside a courtroom.
The women were sworn in on Tuesday.
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Those behind the campaign say it was part of an effort to broaden the diversity of the Houston area's judiciary and ensure that more African-Americans and other minorities can bring their backgrounds and life experiences to the bench and better reflect the diversity of the nation's fourth-largest city.