If Donald Trump calling the CIA "ridiculous" for its conclusion that Russia fuxed with the 2016 election is getting you down, I am here for you with some solidly good news right quick: Black women are still out here winning.

On Saturday, Sharon Weston Broome, 60, beat out Republican, Mack ‚ÄúBodi‚ÄĚ White (yes, he's white and so is his last name), and became¬†the first black woman mayor of East Baton Rouge Parish. The newly minted mayor previously served as a state representative and state senator in Louisiana.

Here, watch her acceptance speech. She says really inspirational things like, "we made history tonight," and "Baton Rouge made a statement, a statement that we are a city of inclusion and optimism." Made me smile, should make you smile.

"This is a dawn of a new beginning for our parish…an opportunity for us to rise from the ashes of the past six months and write a new chapter in our history," Broome said, an oblique reference to the increased racial tensions Baton Rouge endured after Alton Sterling, a black resident of the city, was shot and killed by police in July.

Broome joins Senator-elect Kamala Harris (D-CA) and State Representative-elect Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as black women elected in this wild ass 2016 election cycle. Go forth gyals!


Collier Meyerson is a reporter at Fusion with a focus on race and politics. She lives in Brooklyn.