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Mayor Diane Delaware (Yazoo City, MS)

Mayor Diane Delaware was born and raised in Yazoo City, Mississippi and graduated from N. D. Taylor High School. She later attended Jackson State University and received her MA degree from the University of Missouri. Diane started her professional career in Jackson, MS with the Xerox Corporation Diane also consulted for Lockheed Martin, Credit Suisse, American […]

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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.

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Justice Keeper Grant

Good Afternoon AAMA Mayors and Supporters, As you know, AAMA key priorities include supporting President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative, and standing at the forefront of criminal justice reform efforts through our Justice Reform Task Force. In recognition of these priorities, AAMA is awarding two $2500 Justice Keeper Grants to tax-exempt entities (incl. municipalities […]

Statement on Nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland to US Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. (March 16, 2016) – The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) today commended President Obama for the prompt nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland to the United States Supreme Court.  AAMA President Mayor Steve Benjamin (Columbia, SC) issued the following statement: “Judge Merrick Garland is an eminently qualified nominee for the Supreme Court. As […]

Statement on Supreme Court Vacancy

  African American Mayors Association Statement on Supreme Court Vacancy   Washington, D.C. (February 29, 2016) – The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) is deeply concerned by recent statements from multiple US Senators suggesting the Senate will refuse to vote upon any potential nominee to the US Supreme Court. AAMA President Mayor Steve Benjamin (Columbia, […]

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