first black official elected

Ivy Taylor, appointed interim mayor of San Antonio, Texas last summer, defeated former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte in a hotly contested runoff election Saturday, Reuters reports. The Yale-educated urban planning professor, whose strong Christian faith appealed to evangelicals, won with an unlikely coalition of the city’s two largest minority voting groups, Blacks and […]

NOVOZAVIDOVO, Russia (AP) — People in this Russian town used to stare at Jean Gregoire Sagbo because they had never seen a black man. Now they say they see in him something equally rare — an honest politician.