Tag: mayor

Zimbabwe: Harare Mayor Charged With Contempt of Court

December 16, 2020
Harare mayor Jacob Mafume today appeared in court on obstruction of course of justice or alternatively contempt of court for allegedly interfering with a key witness, Edgar Dzehonye, in another matter where he is facing criminal abuse of office. The State led by Mrs Constance Ngombengombe and Mrs Kudzai Chigwedere opposed granting of his bail

Chicago Mayor Fires City’s Police Superintendent Over ‘Ethical Lapses’

December 7, 2019
(CHICAGO) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city’s retiring police superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday, citing “ethical lapses” that included telling lies about a recent incident in which Johnson was found asleep at the wheel of his car after having drinks. Named to the job in the wake of a police shooting that killed…

We Have a Caste System in America

October 26, 2014
We Have a Caste System in AmericaThe Atlantic – Ronald Reagan BuildingModerated by: Nancy Cook, Economic and Domestic Policy Correspondent, National JournalShirley Franklin, Former Mayor, City of Atlanta, GA, and Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Purpose Built CommunitiesNathaniel Hendren, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard UniversityRichard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute, and Senior Fellow, Justice

Ex-Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin on the Execution of Troy Davis

October 26, 2014
The former Atlanta mayor speaks out on the controversial issue at a Sept. 22nd Kennesaw State University lecture.

Mayor Shirley Franklin: "Invest or die"

October 1, 2014
MayorTV is a challenge from America’s Mayors to 2008 candidates: start talking about cities! MayorTV asked Mayor Franklin what she thought a national agenda for cities should look like. “Infrastructure isn’t sexy.” So says Mayor Shirley Franklin of Atlanta. In her far-ranging MayorTV interview, she was the first to admit that aquaducts, sewage facilities and

Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin Named Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor

October 1, 2014
Shirley Franklin, who served two terms as mayor of Atlanta, has joined the LBJ School of Public Affairs as the Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor in Ethics and Political Values.

Chokwe Lumumba: Remembering "America's Most Revolutionary Mayor" (Part 1/2)

September 28, 2014
http://www.democracynow.org – In Mississippi, the city of Jackson is grieving today following the sudden death of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, less than a year after he was elected. He suffered from heart failure on Tuesday. A longtime black nationalist organizer and attorney, Lumumba had been described as “America’s most revolutionary mayor.” Working with the Malcolm X

Ban the Box

August 8, 2014
Ban the Box Legislation   Ban the Box is a nationwide movement that supports legislation prohibiting employers from including questions about criminal records on job applications.  In New Jersey, the Opportunity to Compete Act, also know as “ban the box” has gained support from civil leaders and legislators. The purpose of the legislation is to ban

African Geography – Cities and Countries

July 19, 2014
African Geography – Cities and Countries African Geography – Cities and Countries A Tale of Two Kaesong Industrial Zones: Not All Foreign Investment is Created … – 38 North A Tale of Two Kaesong Industrial Zones: Not All Foreign Investment is Created …38 NorthHaving brokered deals in places such as South Sudan and Central African

African American Mayors Conference of Black Mayors

June 17, 2014
  African American Mayors The Conference of Black Mayors African American Mayors In 1967 Carl Stokes and Richard Hatcher were elected as mayors of Cleveland, Ohio, and Gary, Indiana, respectively. They are considered as the first African American mayors of major American cities. Together with Kenneth Gibson of Newark, New Jersey, Carl Stokes and Richard G. Hatcher, became