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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.
Can Body Cameras Really Reduce Ferguson Police’s Use of Force? Ferguson police are the latest of more than 1,000 departments to wear body cameras, which are proven to reduce officers’ use of force and citizens’ complaints against cops.
Like most Americans, I am deeply saddened and troubled by the events in Ferguson, Mo. As a mayor, I am painfully aware that racial tensions have the potential to boil over in any city, including my own. I am extremely proud of the positive way in which people of different races, ethnicities, nationalities and cultural […]
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The mayor of Birmingham, Alabama came to St. Louis Friday to meet with African American mayors in North County where he called for dialogue and action. William Bell is president of the African American Mayors Association. In the 1960’s, his city played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement where […]