Lilian Seenoi-Barr, Northern Ireland's first Black Mayor, is ready to lead despite backlash over her historic appointment.

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.

City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu -- the top two vote-getters in Boston's mayoral primary -- advanced to faceoff in the general election in November, ensuring the city will elect its first non-white male mayor. She just won't be Black.

Jones was the first woman elected as St. Louis Treasurer in 2012. After her narrow loss in the 2017 mayoral election, Jones continued to work with the movement that embraced her.

Janey became the first woman and first Black person to lead the nearly 400-year-old city on Monday.


Former mayor of Gary, Indiana, Richard Hatcher, dies at age 86.

City council members in Charlottesville have elected their first African-American female mayor, Nikuyah Walker months after last year's violent neo-Nazi rally.