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Chicago Tribune: Black mayors leading the nation’s biggest cities is not a new trend

February 21, 2021

When U.S. Rep. Karen Bass is inaugurated mayor of Los Angeles next week, it will mark the first time that African Americans lead the nation’s four biggest cities… “Good, and about time,” Alex Sims-Jones said. “A young Black boy or a young Black girl can look and see that they can aspire to that and that they are represented, that their thoughts and beliefs, but more specifically, they can aspire to something larger.” Op-ed: Black mayors leading the biggest cities is not a new trend (

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