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Governing Magazine – ‘Where Have All the Black Mayors Gone?’

Updated: Aug 17, 2018


In the historic November 2017 elections, a flood of first women, LGBTQ, Sikh, male and female African American and Latina mayors were elected around the country. But in major U.S. cities, the trend of black mayors governing has fallen off. By 2000, 19 of the country’s 50 biggest cities had or would soon have black mayors. Forbes recently reported by 2017, that number had fallen to only six. – Inclusive Viewpoint: The definition of leadership by the electorate at the local level is quickly becoming more and more varied and dynamic in terms of who they consider to be best suited to meet their diverse needs.


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