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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:25 PM

London Breed becomes San Francisco's first black mayor

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Source: BBC News


15 minutes ago

A black woman is to lead San Francisco for the first time in its history - at a time when African-American residents are becoming increasingly scarce in the gentrified US city.

The ascent of London Breed to the mayoralty is all the more remarkable given she was raised in poverty by her grandmother in public housing.

Winning with just over 50% of votes, the 43-year-old said she felt humbled.

Ms Breed is the only female mayor out of the top 15 largest US cities.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44477184

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Reply London Breed becomes San Francisco's first black mayor (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 13 OP
RockRaven Jun 13 #1
BumRushDaShow Jun 13 #2
Cha Jun 13 #4
BumRushDaShow Jun 13 #6
Cha Jun 13 #8
Retrograde Jun 13 #5
BumRushDaShow Jun 13 #7
Cha Jun 13 #3
muriel_volestrangler Jun 14 #9

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:40 PM

1. First black woman mayor, not first black mayor

Willie Brown was mayor before Gavin Newsom.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:45 PM

2. What? I guess they forgot about Willie Brown

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who was the first black mayor of San Francisco (1996 - 2004).





But congrats to London Breed as the first black female mayor of San Francisco (a city that has previously had a female mayor, one Diane Feinstein (fixed)).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:57 PM

4. Mahalo for the info on Mayor Wille Brown,

BRDS!

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:13 PM

6. Hey Cha!

I am surprised at the BBC. San Francisco has been way way ahead of most other cities when it came to progressive policies and elected officials. A few years ago, they named the west side of the Bay Bridge "Willie L. Brown, Jr. Bridge" - https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Willie-Brown-Bridge-Western-Span-of-Bay-Bridge-Officially-Takes-Name-of-Former-SF-Mayor-Willie-Brown-244966641.html





I visited SF 15 years ago in the middle of winter and had a great time. Temps were 70 during the day and 40s at night the last week of February (of course you in Hawai'i have even warmer that time of year). Had left Philly with 8" of snow on the ground.

One of the things that cracked me up was a building near the Embarcadaro that had a blank billboard up on the roof, where someone had spray-painted in huge letters - "FUCK BUSH". Where else but San Francisco?!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:25 PM

8. Cool Memories of San Francisco, BRDS!

Thank you for the Mayor Willy Brown pic holding his Bridge sign!

Why are they so smart in SF?

I was there twice.. when I was 15 and when I was 40.. it's been awhile.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:00 PM

5. Diane Feinstein was mayor

not Pelosi - and how can anyone forget Willie Brown?

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:18 PM

7. Thank you and fixed it!

Pelosi's father was mayor of Baltimore which is why I associated "mayor" with her!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:56 PM

3. Hey BBC.. First Black Female Mayor.. there Fixed it for ya.

Congratulations London Breed.. it was touch and go there for a bit.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:50 AM

9. Locking - duplicate thread

of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142083373 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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