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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms recently announced that The Basketball Tournament (TBT) will be coming to Atlanta from Wednesday, July 25, through Saturday, July 28. The partnership between the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Parks and Recreation and Georgia State University will bring hundreds of former NBA players and future players together for a weekend of basketball games…

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Almost four months into her term, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has shaken up city hall. The mayor’s office has announced that she has asked all of her cabinet, about 35 city officials, to tender their resignation by the end of business today. According to the AJC, Bottoms allowed a 90-day period of employment of…

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Washington, D.C. was dubbed the “murder capital” of the U.S. in the early ’90s. Violence was at an all-time high and the drug scene was still collapsing neighborhoods. During the decline of D.C. communities, Cora Masters Barry saw the youth suffer most, which led to her creating the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC). The…

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Keisha Lance Bottoms will serve as the 60th Mayor of Atlanta. Bottoms defeated Mary Norwood in a run-off election that took place on Dec. 5.  Bottoms shares her journey of growing up on the West Side of Atlanta, graduating FAMU, working as a lawyer and judge, her service as Atlanta City Council, and becoming mayor.…

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Atlanta’s Fulton and DeKalb County Boards of Elections has certified the Dec. 5 runoff election between mayoral candidates Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood. The difference in votes between Mayor-elect Bottoms and her dogged opponent Norwood is larger than previously reported. On election night, Bottoms led with a 759-vote difference. That number is now 833,…

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  Mary Norwood does not believe that Keisha Lance Bottoms defeated her fair and square. Days after it was announced that Bottoms defeated Norwood in the election to become the next mayor of Atlanta, Norwood said that her numbers suffered because of cheating. “Many voters have come forward to describe the administrative problems and voter…

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After a grueling 10-month campaign, Detroit mayor Mike Duggan beat State senator Coleman A. Young, Jr., earning an impressive 70 percent of the vote from Detroit citizens. “Seventy-five percent of Detroiters think the city’s going in the right direction,” Duggan said during his victory speech. “That’s a tribute to a whole lot of people who…

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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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Working with the police is one of the many responsibilities of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, and he has some interesting insights on possible solutions to the nation’s racial tensions. The election of the son of poet-activist Amiri Baraka sent chills through the city’s establishment, but Baraka has since won over most of his critics despite what…

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The city of Atlanta has no shortage of great leaders ready to confront the pressing issues facing its development. One such person is City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, a graduate of Morehouse College and a lifelong resident of Atlanta. Mitchell recently announced that he is running for mayor of Atlanta and rolling out was granted…

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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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