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With the election right around the corner, things are heating up for the municipal elections in Detroit as the offices for mayor, city clerk and city council are all up for re-election. There are nine members on Detroit’s city council and they all sought re-election, with only one incumbent being eliminated from the primary election.…

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The city of Atlanta has enjoyed decades of Black mayoral leadership since the election of the city’s first Black mayor, the late Maynard Jackson. This year, Atlanta will elect a new mayor and two graduates of Morehouse College will find themselves in competition for the top post and another for a powerful city council seat.…

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It worked. The protests, voter education and the shedding of the blood of an innocent have changed the power structure in Ferguson, Missouri. The first municipal elections since the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown occurred April 7, and despite severe weather, voter turnout doubled. In previous elections only 12.3 percent of registered voters turned…

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