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Kwame Kilpatrick has been granted an early release. The former Detroit mayor was scheduled to be released from prison decades from now after being convicted in 2013, according to the Ebony Foundation. Kilpatrick, the son of prominent politician Carolyn Kilpatrick, became a key figure in Detroit politics in the mid-1990s, after being elected to the…

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Torrance T. Stephens is an infectious disease scientist by training who is now running for mayor in Palmetto, Georgia. The Memphis native is a graduate of Morehouse College, where he studied psychology, biology and chemistry. Stephens received a master’s degree in educational psychology and measurement from Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in counseling from Clark…

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A Black woman faced racial bullying after becoming the mayor of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. According to “NBC News,” Tonga Turner faced issues throughout her two-year tenure as mayor. Turner, who was the first Black mayor of the city, endured racial attacks that began during her first year in office. She received threatening letters that were…

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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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Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot went toe-to-toe in Chicago’s mayoral runoff election. After all the ballots were tallied Tuesday, April 2, 2019, voters chose Lightfoot as the city’s newest leader. Lightfoot joins the ranks of the many Black women who are being chosen to lead cities all across America. Yesterday, the third-largest city in the…

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Lori Lightfoot made history in the city of Chicago as she became the first Black woman to be elected mayor of America’s third largest city. Lightfoot won handily in a runoff against Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Lightfoot and Preckwinkle were able to fight their way out of a field of 12 other candidates…

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On March 26, 2019, rolling out presented the “Sisters with Superpowers” awards reception at Atlanta City Hall. The 12th annual event honored Atlanta-area women who are making an impact in business, technology, law and culture. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms served as the keynote speaker of the event, which was hosted by radio personality and rolling out…

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Last week, a special mayoral election in Chicago resulted in two Black women — Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot — chosen as the final two candidates slated to compete in a runoff election on April 2, 2019. Preckwinkle is the current Cook County board president and the current chair of the Cook County Democratic Party. She…

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Maynard Jackson III has a distinct family legacy that is special to the city of Atlanta. He is the son of Maynard Holbrook Jackon, the city’s first Black mayor, and the great-grandson of John Wesley Dobbs, a civic and political leader. While growing up in Atlanta, he has watched the city experience decades of immense change,…

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Every year millions of Americans enjoy a holiday meal prepared by family members. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is no different and she posted a picture of her signature macaroni and cheese on Instagram. That picture caused a firestorm of ridicule, with some calling the mayor’s mac and cheese dry and family members stating she…

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