This month Rev. Tassie York took office as Neptune, New Jersey’s first Black woman to be mayor in town history.

Eric Johnson, the second-ever Black mayor of Dallas, is switching to Republican months after winning reelection by running as a Democrat.

She's the first Black woman to serve in that role.

Following primary elections in California, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass advanced in the Los Angeles mayor race to face billionaire former Republican Rick Caruso in a runoff in November. If she wins, she will become the city's first Black woman mayor.

Cavalier "Chevy" Johnson advanced to April's general election following Tuesday's primary election that whittled down the field of candidates to two. The acting mayor of Milwaukee could become the first Black person ever elected to that position.

Frequently citing Boston's racist reputation, Black Bostonians took turns explaining why they thought the city's voters continue to pass over qualified Black mayoral candidates.

New York City moved closer to electing its second-ever Black mayor after Eric Adams was on Tuesday night declared the winner of last month's Democratic primary.


India Walton won the Democratic primary election against four-term incumbent Byron Brown in Buffalo, New York. Here's everything to know about the self-proclaimed Democratic socialist poised to be Buffalo's first woman mayor.

Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley has endorsed Tishaura Jones for St. Louis mayor just days ahead of the primary election. It could make the difference in a tight race.

London Breed becomes San Francisco's acting mayor after the sudden death of Ed Lee.


The Black public’s inclination to support or defend Black political leaders has given way to disenchantment that seemed to persist up until the present.