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Mayor Bill Bell (Durham, NC)

AAMA Board Member, Mayor Bill Bell (Durham, NC) is our featured mayor.  He has taken an innovative method to the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge by utilizing a joint city & county approach lead by the Durham County Commissioner Chairman Michael Page. Durham hosted an MBK local action summit in November and has since […]

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The newly launched African American Mayors Association (AAMA) was established to represent over 500 African American mayors and their 48 million constituents across the United States.

We are a premiere organization representing black elected officials, and we focus on empowering our mayors in their communities and elevating their voice on a national stage.

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Statement: AAMA President Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin Says “Yes” to Sentencing and Corrections Reform, “No” to Mens Rea Requirement

  Washington, D.C. (December 16, 2015) – AAMA President Mayor Steve Benjamin (Columbia, SC) issued the following statement: “Ensuring a fair and effective justice system is an urgent priority for our mayors. Our Justice Reform Task Force ensures mayors are at the forefront of best practices to improve public safety, build trust between police officers […]

AAMA Adopts Resolution to Promote Homeownership

Adopted by the AAMA Board of Trustees on November 20, 2015 WHEREAS, the the African American Mayors Association (the “Corporation”) is committed to public policies that “impact the vitality and sustainability of cities;” and WHEREAS, homeownership is an important catalyst for economic security, stability, and safety for families and cities; and WHEREAS, it is also […]

Cities United Hires Seasoned Leader as First Chief Executive Officer

Philadelphia, October 9, 2015 – Anthony Smith will lead Cities United as its first chief executive officer, announced Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Co-founded by Mayor Nutter and Mayor Landrieu in 2011, Cities United serves as a national network of communities focused on eliminating violence in American cities related to African American […]

African American Mayors Association Affirms Support for South Carolina

Washington, D.C. (October 7, 2015) – The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) affirms its support for South Carolina in the aftermath of historic flooding that has resulted in loss of life and extensive damage throughout the Palmetto State. During yesterday’s Board of Trustees meeting, the Board approved a resolution authorizing a $5,000 donation from AAMA […]

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