Philadelphia elects first black female mayor & more!

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Black supremacy is showing up this week in politics! Keep reading for a summary of the key milestones you may be missing – explained.

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Kentucky Elects New Governor

According to ABC News, the 2023 Kentucky gubernatorial election came to an end on Tuesday, November 7. Republican state attorney general Daniel Cameron according to statement Democratic Governor Andy Beshear in Beshear’s bid for re-election.

The outlet reports that during Beshear’s campaign, the governor visited heavily on his “effective” leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the 45-year-old would show his leadership during the state’s times of “historic” floods and tornadoes.

ABC News and the New York Times both report that Cameron’s campaign tactics seemed to reflect Beshear’s closeness to President Biden. According to the New York Times, Biden is “very unpopular in the state.”

At the same time, the outlet says that Beshear significantly increased Cameron’s support for “a ban on abortion… which has no exceptions for rape or incest.” In addition, Cameron has also been criticized for saying the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor was “justified,” according to The Courier-Journal.

After Beshear’s victory, the Democratic governor shared a statement.

“Tonight, Kentucky made a choice, a choice not to move to the right or to the left but to move forward for every family. Reject the option of ‘R team’ or ‘D team’ and make it clear that we are one Kentucky team,” Beshear explained, according to ABC News.

“It was a victory that sends a loud and clear message. A message that candidates should run for something and not against someone, that a candidate should show vision and not divide and a clear statement that the politics of anger should end here and now .”

Cameron also shared words after endorsing Beshear, asking the audience to “pray” for the re-elected governor.

“Central Park Five” Yusef Salaam wins at New York City Council

Elsewhere in New York, he killed a member of the “Central Park Five”. Yusef Salaam won a seat on the New York City Council, according to AP News. Salaam’s victory comes after he was jailed for seven years after he and four other men were accused of raping a female jogger in Central Park in 1989.

As previously reported by The Shade Room, the guilty verdicts of the “Central Park Five” were overturned as DNA evidence in 2002.

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Additionally, AP News reports that Salaam will “represent the core Harlem area on the City Council.”

Watch Salaam’s victory speech below.

In Other Politics News: Philadelphia Elects Cherelle Parker as First Black Female Mayor

Philadelphia also made history by electing its first black female mayor, Cherelle Parker. According to NBC 10 Philadelphia, Parker is a Democrat and has also become the city’s 100th mayor.

In addition, the outlet reports that the 51-year-old man is a “former city councilman” who also served ten years “as a state representative for northwest Philadelphia.” “

During Parker’s victory speech, she pledged to prioritize public health and city safety.

“We’re going to make sure we put people on the path to self-sufficiency,” Parker said, according to NBC 10 Philadelphia. “You’ve heard me talk about making our public health and safety our No. 1 priority… I’m not sorry about that. We are going to use every legal tool in the tool book to make this city safe. “

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