Black Mayors

The global law firm Dentons added two senior advisors to its Local Government Solutions team. Politico reports that former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter both joined the firm’s roster of former local government officials. Dentons’ Local Government Solutions practice connects the public and private sectors, working with local governments, private […]

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Leila Foley-Davis made history in 1973 after she became the first Black woman elected mayor in the United States. Her election predates the election of Doris A. Davis of Compton, Calif., who became the first Black woman mayor of a major metropolitan city later that year. Ms. Foley-Davis was born Lelia Kasenia Smith on November […]

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  Sharon Weston Broome has made political history twice in the state of Louisiana. Over the weekend, she was elected the first Black woman to serve as Mayor-President of the East Baton Rouge Parish. Broome, 60, will also effectively be the first Black woman mayor of Baton Rouge and will preside over several smaller townships […]

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Several key elections across the nation on Tuesday set the stage for a trio of historic mayoral wins for Black candidates. Dr. Karen Weaver (pictured) of…

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Joe Biden’s yet-to-be-decided bid for the White House may be over before it starts. Hillary Clinton has secured a major endorsement from a wide-ranging group…

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  Ambassador Andrew Young talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. “Now I think it’s bad if…

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Mayor Alvin Brown, (pictured) the first African-American mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, is leading in the polls and has steadfast support from former President Bill Clinton.…

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  Stephen K. Benjamin made history as the first Black Mayor of South Carolina and continues to break down many barriers in the growing state.…

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Jacksonville’s Alvin Brown made history in 2011 by becoming the city’s first Black mayor. Mayor Brown won his election in a tight race during a…

ATLANTA — Are Black mayors disingenuously masking their Blackness? Political Correspondent Charles Ellison seems to think so. In an opinion article in The Atlanta Post, Ellison postulates a political thread among Black mayors in which they focus more on solidarity and wholeness to appease their white constituents, as opposed to focusing on economic and education […]

With the rise of Black mayors in the nation — more than 500 to be exact —more provisions could be made to decrease the rate of Black unemployment. The unemployment rate among African-Americans is currently 16.2 percent, as opposed to the national rate of 9.1 percent. BET.com Reports: The Black unemployment problem remains the cause […]