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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis mayor’s race has been marked by accusations of racism, a magazine caricature widely viewed as offensive, a candidate’s refusal to mention a female opponent by name and a dustup over homophobic tweets from years ago. Even in an era known for divisive politics nationally, the fight to lead this […]

There’s a big Mayoral race taking place in Montgomery, Alabama right now. This race is huge because they have the chance to elect their first Black Mayor. Montgomery is one of only three cities in six deep south states with a population of 100,000 or more that has not had a Black Mayor. Martin’s guest, […]

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city’s 55th mayor. Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial results that showed him with a commanding […]