The AP has called the race, and in one of the most improbable turns in American history, Donald Trump is president-elect of the United States.
Below, our recap of the 2016 election, and moments from our election-night special, “The People’s Playhouse.”
"We Can Survive This"
Brandon Victor Dixon Sang The Night Home With An Emotional "We Are" Rendition
Marcus Ellsworth Gives An Update On Standing Rock And The Dakota Access Pipeline
Pussy Riot’s Nadya Just Wants A Pussy In The White House
Marcus Ellsworth Performs "Over My Shoulder"
Sad13 Talks The Status Of LGBTQ Rights In This Election
Sad13 Brings A Keytar (And Lots Of Echoes) To Her "Less Than 2" Performance
Raury Slows Down So You Can Hear Every Single Word Of "Butterfly"
Choreographer Victor Shoyelu's Original Composition "Democracy"
Dancer Travis Wall's Glimmering Original Piece For "The People's Playhouse"
Raury Talks Voting, Calls Trump A "Racist," And Says Hillary's Emails Are "Sus"
Raury Sings "Devil's Whisper" And Passionately Rips Off His Denim Jacket
Pusha T Talks Police Brutality And Finding Himself On The Campaign Trail
Saba Kicks The Night Off With A Quietly Intense "Church/Liquor Store" Performance
Jeezy Delivers The Voting Pep Talk We All Need Right Now
The Youngest Woman to March With Martin Luther King Jr. Speaks Out
States With Major Ballot Issues: Oklahoma’s Initiative For A Reclassification of Petty Crimes
States With Major Ballot Issues: Florida’s Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative
States With Major Ballot Issues: Arizona’s Minimum Wage and Paid Time Off Initiative
"The People's Playhouse"
The Election That Was
We also learned a lot from this election cycle: There are only two important political parties in the U.S. because the Constitution says we can’t have more. Sort of. Hillary’s nomination shows just how much the arc of history bends toward white women, and her words don’t mean as much as her actions. Donald Trump’s America says goodbye to the GOP we used to know, and being black in the age of Trump means dealing with a truth that is already known. The allegations against him are also nothing new. Republicans' “small government” platform is a total lie, and Trump conservatism isn’t about what’s best for America — it’s about winning. But a Trump loss isn’t a loss for the GOP; it’s a loss for conservatism.