Saturday, December 9, 2017

Commentary: Atlanta has gone through some tough times. Will its black mayor-elect fix them?

Can Atlanta's new mayor revive America's 'black mecca'?

By Maurice J. Hobson, Assistant Professor of African-American Studies, Georgia State University. Keisha Lance Bottoms. AP Photo/John Bazemore The Atlanta mayoral showdown between Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood was a political battle 30 years in the making. Atlanta was poised to elect its first white mayor in decades. However, Bottoms, who is black, claimed a…

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