Tishaura Jones Archives

The number of Black women mayors leading major cities to reach historic high. Here is why they are winning

May 6, 2021

A new wave of Black women are breaking barriers as they ascend to mayoral seats in cities with deeply rooted histories of racism and inequality. On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Tishaura Jones will be sworn in as the first Black female mayor of St. Louis after winning the election earlier that month. Her victory came… [Read More]

Tishaura Jones elected St. Louis’ first Black female mayor

April 15, 2021

Tishaura Jones on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, was elected mayor of St. Louis and will become the city’s first Black woman to hold that office after running on a progressive platform and a promise to reform and revitalize the city. Jones, the city’s treasurer, beat Alderwoman Cara Spencer by 2,280 votes, according to the final… [Read More]