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In the wake of a growing scandal, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has resigned from office, according to The Baltimore Sun. Pugh was under increasing pressure to step down after federal agents from the IRS and FBI raided her home and office and also those of close staff after dubious financial dealings tied to her self-published children’s…

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Atlanta has been a city that has enjoyed decades of Black leadership in city hall, from the election of its first Black mayor, Maynard Jackson to its current mayor, Kasim Reed. But the years of power have not been without controversy and arrests. Now the city is once again embroiled in a bribery and corruption…

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There seems to be a rash of correctional officers who decide to have relationships with inmates under their custody. This time the facility is the Dekalb County Jail in metro Atlanta. Sheriff’s deputies arrested two women identified as Shanik Bishop, 26, and Nardia P.K. Reynolds, 30, who were both arrested at their separate homes for…

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Paine College

An explosive anonymous website has popped up which is causing a firestorm among the Historically Black College and University community. The website, called THE PAINE PROJECT, details financial and sexual misconduct that goes all the way up to the CME Church’s highest administrators. Among the allegations of financial mismanagement are payments to a former student who…

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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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With jury selection underway in the  trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, black mayors in major cities  are always faced with the shadow of corruption. The political machine does not work the same for black mayors who are under more scrutiny. Here is a reminder of  big city black mayors who have served time or are in currently…

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New Orleans’ former mayor Ray Nagin’s trial started today with jury selection. Nagin first appeared in the national spotlight after Hurricane Katrina struck his city in 2005 and his cries of help went unheeded by the George W. Bush Administration. Nagin is now facing 21 charges of federal corruption including bribery, money laundering, fraud and…

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Ray Nagin, 56, the mayor who stood in the national spotlight when Hurricane Katrina – “the deadliest and most destructive” hurricane in the U.S. – devastated New Orleans and Mississippi. The most outspoken politician in the Gulf Coast following the devastation, Nagin’s name was once synonymous with propelling New Orleans’ rebirth efforts. On Friday, Jan.…

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