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University of Richmond kicks off South Africa Week: 'Richmond has much to share and learn from …

“South African Culture is about coming together, and almost everyone can find a way to relate,” Merritt said. “From contrasting cultures of protest to …
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Richmond elects Robert Blythe, first African-American mayor

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) — It was a memorable election for the city of Richmond, after electing its first ever African-American mayor.

Reverend Robert Blythe is a retired EKU professor, spent 16-years as city commissioner, and almost 37-years as a pastor for First Baptist Church in Richmond.

He has made it his goal in life to serve others.

“Some are, I say, wired for service,” says Blythe. “It isn’t because I wake up one morning and say ‘That would be a nice thing’ no, that’s just the way I am wired.”

Blythe will be the city’s new mayor after beating Jim Newby by 661 votes.

He says he gets joy out of giving service.

Not only will he be the first ever African-American mayor-elect, but he is the first African-American to have ever sought for the office of mayor.


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Richmond Elects Its First African-American Mayor

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A mayoral race in Madison County ended with historic results.

Robert Blythe is now the City of Richmond’s first African-American mayor.

According to the Richmond Register, he was born and raised in Richmond and attended Eastern Kentucky University.

Blythe has been on the city commission since 2002, where he was the only black member.

Blythe says that he wants African American children to know that doors are open to them.

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Robert Blythe becomes first African-American mayor of Richmond

RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) – Robert Blythe has defeated challenger Jim Newby in the race to be Richmond’s next mayor.

The pair of candidates each filed to fill the seat after former Mayor Jim Barnes announced in January that he would not be seeking a third term in office.

Blythe is a pastor and retire university professor. He also previously served on the Richmond City Commission.

Blythe will be the first African-American mayor of Richmond.

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NFL black power: NFL starts season with 7 African-American coaches | Richmond Free Press

Virginia native Mike Tomlin is on pace to become the winningest African-American coach in NFL history.

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 46-year-old coach started this season with 116 career, regular season victories against just 60 losses.

Among African-American NFL coaches, only Tony Dungy has more victories, with 148 wins as head coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts combined.

Cincinnati Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis is the current leader among African-American NFL coaches with 123 wins. But Coach Lewis is 59 and perennially on the hot seat because of an absence of postseason success; the team is 0-7 in the playoffs.

By contrast, Coach Tomlin has a Super Bowl title,…

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NFL black power: Mahomes among 6 African-American quarterbacks | Richmond Free Press

Patrick Mahomes II has gone from substitute to superstar with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The latest addition to the NFL’s African-American quarterbacks club has passed for 10 touchdowns in Kansas City’s opening wins over the Los Angeles Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers.

The 6-foot-3, 23-year-old second-year pro out of Texas Tech threw for four touchdowns against the Chargers and six more against the Steelers.

That’s the most touchdowns in the first two games of the season in NFL history.

In those outings, Mahomes threw for 582 yards with zero interceptions.

It is also the most touchdown passes in NFL annals for a player’s first three starts.

Mahomes spent his rookie season in Kansas City backing up Alex Smith, now with the Washington pro…

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