Keisha Lance Bottoms

From Leila Foley to Keisha Lance Bottoms, Black women have occupied high office in their cities.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced on Friday that the Anti-Violence Advisory Council she created has submitted recommendations for how to combat the current wave of violent crime sweeping the city. 

According to WSBTV, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will not be seeking reelection after her term ends next year.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has been nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to be a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee.

ATLANTA (AP) — Neither public rivals nor personal friends, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Stacey Abrams spent years climbing parallel ladders at Atlanta City Hall and the Georgia Capitol. They are now Georgia’s most influential African American women. Bottoms, the 50-year-old Atlanta mayor, is a top surrogate for Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. Abrams […]

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms received a racist text after saying she's not reopening Atlanta.

Tonight’s Democratic presidential debate is being held in Atlanta, Georgia on the Oprah Winfrey Sound Stage at Tyler Perry’s studios. Roland Martin Talks to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who says she’s “hoping in the name of Jesus all goes well for the city.” Bottoms wants the candidates to talk about affordable housing, because it’s […]

Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, just announced that the city reached its goal of raising a whopping $50 million to provide housing for the homeless. Text “RICKEY” to 71007 to join the Rickey Smiley Morning Show mobile club for exclusive news. (Terms and conditions). According to reports from Blavity, Atlanta partnered with the United […]

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is speaking out about the drug arrest and incarceration of her famous father, soul singer Major Lance, and how it shaped the political career path she would ultimately carve for herself. “I never talked about it,” Bottoms, 49, told Yahoo News about the personal impact of her father’s arrest. “There was a lot of […]

T.I. is expanding his social activism efforts by teaming with a task force who were tapped to help transform the Atlanta city jail. As noted by CNN, the Atlanta Detention Center experienced a decline in inmates along with an increase in operating costs, leading mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to sign new legislation about the future of the facility. “This […]

On December 5, 2017, Keisha Lance Bottoms defeated Norwood in the Mayoral election. She took office in January 2018 and is only the second female mayor of Atlanta. It wasn’t an easy race, she faced push back and lack of support from those who she thought would support her. But, she didn’t let that stop her, she knew […]