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Andrew Yang

New York Daily News Faces Backlash Over Andrew Yang Political Cartoon Filled with Numerous Racist Stereotypes

The New York Daily News is in hot water from readers as well as across the internet for a political cartoon it ran depicting New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang that included centuries of harmful racist stereotypes. Kimmy Yam of NBC News reported that “the illustration, which was first…

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…

Tishaura Jones

Tishaura Jones Becomes Mayor of St. Louis, Joins Growing Number of Black Female Mayors Leading a Major American City

More and more Black women are becoming mayors of large American cities. Tishaura Jones has become the latest in a string of recent women candidates advancing to the top of city leadership. With her win on April 6, Jones becomes the first-ever Black woman mayor of St. Louis. Formerly the…

Abraham Lincoln High School

San Francisco School Board Forced to Abandon Controversial Plan to Rename Schools Honoring Historic Figures

The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education drew nationwide attention earlier this year over its announcement to change the name of 44 schools “named after figures with disputed historical relevance.” And now, following widespread public condemnation and a vote of members, the board has decided it will no…

new Boston mayor Kim Janey

Kim Janey Becomes Boston’s First Black and First Female Mayor

Following Marty Walsh’s recent resignation to become the nation’s Secretary of Labor, Boston has sworn in his successor — Kim Janey is officially the first Black and first female to hold the position in the city’s history.  Ahead of her swearing-in, the former City Council president said “History will be…

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Rapper Meek Mill and Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins Hold Philadelphia Mayor Accountable in Police Chief Search

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney initiated a call to action in September to the city’s residents to have them take part in selecting the next chief of police for the city. Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins plans to hold the mayor to his word. Rapper Meek Mill, a Philly native, followed…