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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and the city council took dramatic measures this week regarding statues that have caused conflict in Baltimore. In the aftermath of the  “Unite or Die” hate rally that left one person dead, the Baltimore City Council passed a resolution calling for the immediate deconstruction of four monuments. The resolution was authorized by Mayor…

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A run-off election in the city of Douglasville, GA has resulted in a historical first. Rochelle Robinson became the first female mayor of the city and the first Black person elected to that office. The run-off was a heated competition with incumbent Mayor Harvey Persons. During the mayoral race unknown opponents attempted to have felony…

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Mayor Tyrus Byrd

Parma, Missouri, is a small town of roughly 713 people. Last week the town swore in Tyrus Byrd as the first Black mayor. The former city clerk beat the incumbent mayor of 37 years in a tight race separated by just 38 votes. But what should have been the start of a fresh and historic new…

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  Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is facing a tough 20 years or more prison sentence if federal prosecutors get their way. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Coman wrote a harsh 43 page brief to the court that states in part that Nagin showed “no remorse” and “willfully” perjured himself multiple times during his federal…

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