Tag: City Council

women in politics

Women Remain Vastly Underrepresented in Local Government, Despite Conventional Wisdom Suggesting Otherwise

Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sat behind President Biden during his first speech to a joint session of Congress on April 28 — representing the first time two women held such important and high-ranking political offices. Even after such a historic moment, the reality…

Greensboro, North Carolina

White City Council Member in North Carolina Fired for Refusing to Use Doctoral Title of Black Woman He Was Speaking With

In a repeated and blatant series of racist microaggressions, a white city council official in Greensboro, North Carolina has been fired for refusing to address the woman he was speaking with by her earned academic title of Doctor during a televised community meeting. Yaron Steinbuch of the New York Post…

Archived: Blacks in Ferguson May Finally Get a Voice

By Julissa Catalan The racial tensions in Ferguson, Mo., before and after the shooting death of Michael Brown are in large part due to the racial disparity between the general population and the local government and police force that rule over the St. Louis suburb. The statistics are downright alarming….