Bass joins Adams, Lightfoot and Turner atop America’s largest cities

Black mayors for New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston for tirst time

Saving the 15th Amendment leaves lots of work to do for Black voters

Journal of Black Innovation National Black Business Month spotlights breakthroughs among the 2,000 races we tracked..

The Nov. 8 election continues the most successful political season ever for African-Americans as the Journal of Black Innovation National Black Business Month highlighted a number of pacesetter candidates beforehand.

In addition to all four of America’s largest cities having Black mayors, Pennsylvania joins New York, Illinois and Maryland with speakers of their lower houses.   

Maryland elected its first Black governor, Wes Moore, and first Black attorney general, Anthony Brown.

California elected three statewide officers for the first time: Controller-elect Malia Cohen, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber.

Nevada returned Attorney General Aaron Ford, although the incumbent governor lost and Minnesota re-elected Attorney General Keith Ellison, who prosecuted the murder of George Floyd. 

New York also elected Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado and re-elected Attorney General Leticia James as Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins and Speaker Carl Heastie continue to control the legislative agenda.

Left to finish is the Dec. 6 runoff for incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock.  Dec. 6 is the anniversary of the most important day in African-American history when the Georgia legislature was the 27th state to ratify the 13th Amendment.

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Senate candidate Mandela Barnes lost by 26,000 votes with a low turnout in Milwaukee

Senate candidate Val Demings lost while 1 million registered Black Floridians did not vote

Senate candidate Cheri Beasley lost by 150,000 votes

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