AAMA called on the President to retract his comments on “lynching.”

For Immediate Release: October 23, 2019Contact: Donald Gatlin, dgatlin@rabengroup.com, 202-587-2871         Black Mayors Respond to President Trump’s Comments in Lead Up to Presidential Forum on Criminal Justice AAMA called on the President to retract his comments on “lynching.” (WASHINGTON, DC) Mayor Hardie Davis (Augusta, GA), President of the African American Mayors Association, released the following statement in response to President…

2020 Census: What is the Census?

The Census has been a cornerstone of our democracy since the first national count in 1790. Glenarden residents should learn more about todays upcoming 2020 Census and plan to participate –Mayor Edward Estes

There Are Over 1,200 Majority-Black Cities in the U.S.

Some urbanists believe large cities should subsume the small black cities in their orbit. But that won’t erase a legacy of discrimination. Can less populated cities on the outskirts of larger metropolitan areas be too small to succeed? Are urban municipalities with fewer than 100,000 people vestiges of a bygone era? Should small “inner-ring” cities…

150th Anniversary Nears for 14th Amendment That Declared Blacks U.S. Citizens

July 9 marks the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting American citizenship to former Black slaves following the Civil War. The 14th Amendment, one of the Reconstruction Amendments, was adopted on July 9, 1868, after being bitterly opposed by states that were former members of the Confederacy. The states were…