2,702
 

Apr 7 - A chance to 'rise': St. Louis elects 1st Black female mayor



top in section
+33
   Bow wow has returned  @movies
topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot 3X PLAT




section  x1   |  0 bx goons and 1 bystanders Share this on Twitter       Share this on Facebook

section news
  
 1 week ago '05        #1
132 page views
5 comments


phantomnation  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x54
avatar
Props total: 86074 86 K  Slaps total: 6599 6 K
Apr 7 - A chance to 'rise': St. Louis elects 1st Black female mayor
 

 

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones, who has been outspoken in her criticism of the criminal justice system’s “arrest and incarcerate” model, won election Tuesday and will take over as the first Black female mayor in a city beset by yet another wave of violent crime.

Jones defeated Alderwoman Cara Spencer in the general election with 51.7 percent to Spencer’s 47.8 percent, based on unofficial results posted on the city’s website. She will be sworn in April 20.


“St. Louis: This is an opportunity for us to rise,” Jones said in her victory speech. “I told you when I was running that we aren’t done avoiding tough conversations. We are done ignoring the racism that has held our city and our region back.”


Spencer, in her concession, noted the historic achievement of her opponent.

“This is something we should all celebrate,” Spencer said. “Our city broke a glass ceiling tonight, a ceiling that shouldn’t have been there.”

Jones, 49, is a former state representative who has been treasurer since 2013. She will replace incumbent Mayor Lyda Krewson, who announced in November that she would not seek a second term. Krewson, 67, is the city’s first woman mayor.
+5   



best
worst
5 comments
 

 1 week ago '04        #2
orv 
Props total: 7086 7 K  Slaps total: 1025 1 K
Nice! Hopefully she doesn’t look like Lightfoot in a couple of years.

 1 week ago '10        #3
lltreyll 
Props total: 3114 3 K  Slaps total: 848 848
STL been the murder capital of America several times throughout the years. So any mayor has the odds of having a positive affect against them.

Top 10 most slapped recently  1 week ago '20        #4
Xiox  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
Props total: 27666 27 K  Slaps total: 5285 5 K
Can she stop the bad policing ?

 1 week ago '10        #5
REG773 
Props total: 34182 34 K  Slaps total: 8381 8 K
more pics of her? lol

 1 week ago '07        #6
Damagegadget  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
Props total: 50163 50 K  Slaps total: 6361 6 K
we know happened with the first black president... became the blame for everything, and quasi racist go to as to why said black person "didnt do anything for the black community: welldamn: good luck tho might be a okie doke



Sign me up
 
 

yesterday...


most viewed right now
+30online now  24
Pooh Sheisty Pick Up Lines : "Yall are a pair of mexican crackheads"
74 comments
20 hours ago
@hiphop
most viewed right now
-30online now  18
Video inside Apr 15 - Latin Kings have Announced War against the Chicago PD
214 comments
1 day ago
@news
most viewed right now
online now  13
Video inside How is NOBODY talking about this movie?
57 comments
21 hours ago
@movies
most viewed right now
+30online now  13
Video inside That new Tesla Cybertruck off the lot
109 comments
19 hours ago
@rides
back to top
register register Follow BX @ Twitter search BX privacyprivacy