Still Fierce: Sisters in the Midterms

A sister wearing hip-length braids and a red “Care In Action” T-shirt walked into A Step Above the Rest hair salon last Saturday along with a film crew and a couple cast members from “Queen Sugar,” looking for something other than a new ‘do. Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, urged the suburban Atlanta salon’s customers — who were giddy despite being seen with hairstyles-in-progress — to please, “lift up our sister” and vote. Their ballots, Garza said, could tilt the electoral math and make Democrat Stacey Abrams the first black woman elected governor of an American state. “She needs...

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