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Prescott Mayor, NAACP report ‘positive’ meeting on race | The Daily Courier

While a boycott of Prescott by the East Valley NAACP remains in effect, a Friday meeting between Prescott officials and members of the Phoenix-area civil rights organization reportedly made inroads into resolving the matter.

Both Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli and East Valley NAACP President Roy Tatem Jr. referred to the several-hour-long private luncheon meeting on Dec. 14, as “positive,” and say that a number of ideas emerged for making Prescott more welcoming to African-Americans.

“It was a really good conversation,” said Mengarelli Friday afternoon. “It was very, very positive.”

Tatem added: “I feel the meeting was very positive and productive.”

Still, both sides acknowledge that the travel boycott of Prescott that Tatem called for earlier this month…

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Montgomery's next mayor proves to be a critical choice

As for the “auxiliary consideration” of serving the best interests of the African American community, the new mayor, whether black or white, must …
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Ford wins runoff election, becoming first African American woman to serve as Missouri City mayor

MISSOURI CITY, Texas — Yolanda Ford defeated incumbent mayor Allen Owen in a runoff election Saturday, making her the first African American …
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Missouri City makes history appointing first African American female mayor


Yolanda Ford has won Missouri City’s runoff election.

Ford unseated Allen Owen on Dec. 8 to become Missouri City’s first African American and female mayor.

Mayor Allen Owen has been mayor since 1994.

This is significant for Missouri City, which has a sizable African American community that has been trying to make an impact in city government for years.

“I am so proud that the residents of Missouri City have elected me as their mayor. After having served on the city council for the past five years, and as a lifelong resident, I am deeply invested in the well-being and growth of Missouri City, and I look forward to working with citizens, the city council and others toward its betterment,” Ford said in a statement.

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First African-American mayor laid to rest – The LaFayette Sun



A well-known La-
Fayette resident with an
extensive background in
law enforcement and local
politics was laid to rest
last week. The man who
holds a place in the his-
tory books of LaFayette
as the first African Ameri

can mayor in the city and
decades long law man
passed away in late No-
vember, but now leaves
an extensive resume with
his legacy on the city of
Robert C. Finley, was
laid to rest on Friday
November 30, 2018 after
a ceremony at Mt. Sellers
Baptist Church in LaFay-
ette. The ceremony…

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Alexandria’s first African-American mayor sworn in

The first African-American mayor of Alexandria was sworn in.

Jeffrey W. Hall took the oath of office of Mayor for Alexandria, along with the city council. The theme for Inaugural Day is “Together Alexandria” which is designed to show unity around the central Louisiana region.

Mayor Hall was introduced by his wife before he delivered an official acceptance address to the community.

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