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White mayor, black wife: NYC shatters an image

Another milestone is passing in America’s racial journey: The next mayor of New York City is a white man with a black wife.

Mayor Reed Joins Vice President Joe Biden on Panama Trip

Mayor Kasim Reed will travel to Panama with Vice President Joe Biden on Monday, November 18 to meet with President Ricardo Martinelli and to tour the Panama Canal expansion project.

Mayor Reed Wins Easily Dickens Upsets Willis

Voters in Atlanta kicked out three long-term incumbents Tuesday, Nov. 5, in a low-key political race that saw Mayor Kasim Reed easily defeat a challenge by three opponents.

Atlanta Mayor Seeks 2nd Term in Tuesday's Election

Four years ago, it was a difference of 714 votes that carried Kasim Reed to victory in a fiercely contested race for Atlanta mayor.

Community Development Issues Raised at Atlanta City Council Candidate Forums

Foreclosures impact every level of the housing market, from high-rise condos to low-income housing.

Al Bartell (Mayoral Candidate)

I advocated for the neighborhood associations in Atlanta to be fully recognized as the critical public engagement framework for our city.

Glenn S. Wrightson (Mayoral Candidate)

I plan to establish community-based businesses who's ownership would transfer to the worker units - could become model for the nation

Ceasar C. Mitchell (City Council President Candidate)

In my role as Council President, I have provided leadership in advancing critical policy matters such as pension reform and budget review.

Rachele Fruit (City Council President Candidate)

I have participated in working class struggles such as the protests of fast food workers demanding an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Robert Welsh (City Council District 1 Candidate)

My vision for Atlanta is a city filled with choice neighborhoods and economically/culturally diverse populations, safe streets, and the best schools in the Southeast

Patricia Crayton (City Council District 3 Candidate)

I will be a voice for all the people of my district, asking critical questions and speaking up for the whole district.

Jon Jones (City Council District 5 Candidate)

As an agent in the global staffing industry, I have worked to expand the number of reputable jobs available to Atlanta’s workforce.

John Paul Michalik (City Council District 5 Candidate)

Work with those in charge to come up with effective, creative, elegant solutions to our public safety and public school issues.

Christian Enterkin (City Council District 5 Candidate)

In the community, I enjoy volunteering my time to various causes.

Tracey Austin (City Council District 6 Candidate)

More recently, I serve as the spokesperson and co-founder of Champions for Children - A group committed to promoting child safety and other children's issues founded in response to the tragedy that took place in Newtown, Connecticut.