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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ national profile continues its upward trajectory as she was tapped for an important position within the Democratic Party. President-elect Joe Biden nominated Bottoms to become vice chair of the Democratic National Committee. The longtime Atlanta city leader would be in charge of civic engagement and voter protection. Bottoms’ name recognition…

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms recently confirmed in an official statement that she turned down President-elect Joe Biden‘s invitation to join his Cabinet. “Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was honored to have been offered a role in the Cabinet, which she respectfully declined,” Bottoms’ spokesperson said in the statement. “The Mayor’s focus remains on the people…

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms revealed she has tested positive for COVID-19. On Monday, July 6, 2020, Bottoms tweeted, “COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have no symptoms and have tested positive.” COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive. — Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) July 6, 2020 In…

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Two Black female dignitaries have recently been catapulted to the forefront of consideration as Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate.  According to Politico and The Hill, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Florida Rep. Val Demings, D-Jacksonville, were just recently considered longshots and afterthoughts to join the Biden presidential ticket. However, Bottoms, in particular, has…

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Two days after Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms initially spoke out against Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to prematurely allow some businesses in the state to reopen, she was met with hate. Kemp announced Monday, April 20, 2020, that the state would begin to relax social distancing and stay-at-home regulations for gyms, barbers, nail salons,…

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will serve as the 2019 commencement speaker at Spelman College. The Atlanta-based HBCU for women announced on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, that Bottoms, a graduate of Florida A&M University, will speak at the college’s 132nd commencement ceremony on May 19. Serving in her first term as Atlanta’s mayor, Bottoms received national attention in 2017…

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