Atlanta Mayoral Race

Independent Mary Norwood jumped out to an early lead in the contentious Atlanta mayoral runoff on Tuesday, but Democrat Keisha Lance Bottoms came from behind to become the 2nd female mayor of Atlanta.

Atlanta’s first female mayor was Shirley Franklin who served two terms beginning in 2001.

Tyrese Gibson, who endorsed Bottoms for mayor tweeted: “Like I said……. We ONLY move with champions……. The 60th Mayor of Atlanta.”

Atlanta Mayoral Race

Tyrese stood behind Bottoms on the stage as she spoke to her supporters as presumptive mayor-elect.

 

 

 

 

 

 




  • cpatterson_22

    That’s what happens when you run all the poor & working class black people out of town for rich white people

  • V Dubb

    This POS will make Atlanta so white!!! Gone be Chipotles and Starbucks on every corner. Be sure to thank the house coons..Shirley Franklin and Ceasar Mitchell for it too.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I still think Keisha gone win ????? If not something is up with those polls

  • Wreckognize Game

    If that happens somebody gotta go check on Tryese

  • shun king

    better than people getting their heads blown off at gas stations every 5 mins and houses broken into every 3 minutes

  • V Dubb

    So says you. Nothing will change in the hood sweety

  • V Dubb

    Lolol why????

  • V Dubb

    Hope so…black folks are spazzing though….seen it all day!!! Ugh

  • shun king

    things have changed in alot of these hoods when white folks took over

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Did it rain in Atlanta as predicted?

  • V Dubb

    Yea I see many of them in the West end and in Mechanicsville but black aren’t selling or moving so they will have trap houses near them regardless. Truth be told Atlanta isn’t even as dangerous as a Jacksonville or Savannah. Hell it has lower crime rate than smaller cities in the state. It’s nothing new and will continue to happen as long as they feel their way of life is threatened. Ah well

  • V Dubb

    Yep

  • Bonita

    lol

  • shun king

    dont know what truth you talking about just by murder are double compared to Savannah in 2016 and when you add dekalb into it its a whole different ball game i wonder what Atlanta do you folks who say crime isn’t bad live in

  • shun king

    no blacks are not selling or they are losing their homes inman park kirkwood and edge wood

  • hottlanta

    They found a tape of her talking bout black folks like a dog and she is a closet Republican who is running as an independent. I am hellooo why are yall surprised. She never got over losing to Kasim Reed twice.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Say that again

  • Hmmm~?

    Atlanta is already a basically white city. All of the diverse areas were gentrified to the point where the city is sectioned off by race. Black folks have the east and west side, white folks got everywhere up north. The city is still being heavily gentrified, with all of these new overpriced apartments/condos popping up and all the trendy caucasian stores to accompany them. Pretty soon they’re going to take over the few remaining black areas.

  • hottlanta

    Or getting raped by dad or kidnapped by dad best friend every 3 minutes. The crooks in Atlanta don’t discriminate they breaking in everybody homes. There is no such thing as a safe crime free neighborhood. That alarm system you pay for is a false sense of security to give you the fake illusion that you are safe. Hell the thieves look in the camera and say “hi Bob and keep it movivng.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    If Keshia wins I truly believe this will be the last black Mayor for a while

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Say that agin, cause every neighborhood is getting hit

  • V Dubb

    All major cities have crime…and yes Dekalb is a beast but my family is from The entire state and I know there is more going on down on the coast than in Atlanta. I work in the community in the 6 counties so I talk a lot with police. We may not be as low as Opp, Alabama’s crime rate but we are nowhere near New Orleans. It really is what it is….white people taking over doesn’t make the crime rate better ask Texas! I can name you plenty of cities that have been run by them for decades that are riddled with it. Girl Edgewood..Inman Park..and Kirkwood can be gone. Lolololol

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Yup they have pushed all the black to the burbs

  • V Dubb

    Completely correct…..just pieces I wish they would leave alone is all. Ugh!!

  • V Dubb

    But we were already in the burbs and they pushed us in. Now back out. Just stupid….and regardless the city is expected to grow another million in the next decade so where in the hell are they going to go…..if she can get in and make shit functional which I doubt…that would be something.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Helllo Chicago

  • V Dubb

    Nope!!!! I would have preferred Woolard

  • V Dubb

    And then there’s that!!!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Everything changed when they close all the projects. I love the vibe the city is giving. Just think it needs to be more affordable. I understand why the prices are high now due to the influx or LA and NYC transplants. Thanks Shirley Franklin

  • hottlanta

    Only thing is that white folks gets tax breaks such as tax abatements to move into a black neighborhood whereas a black person get an overprice loan for a home with overblown cost to move into a white neighborhood. It COSTS us more money to move into a white neighborhood whereas a white person GETS more money to move into a black neighborhood. The guy over the Beltline had to step down months ago because he was supposed to have 7000 low income units where he had only 500 units. They think paying $1000.00 a month is affordable housing. He got the money and ran. It is funny as all hell that white folks left Atlanta because the image was crime is bad and they had to learn that crime is bad in their neighborhood as well. Lil Hots and her neighborhood had to check their white neighbors when they came to the meeting and tried to treat them as they were beneath them and didn’t know what they were doing. Lil Hots said those doctors/lawyers/engineers let them have it. They stopped coming to the meeting. They let them know your white privilege don’t work here. We were here before you and you are in our neighborhood. I was rolling. Atlanta is black strong trust me on that on.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    That’s the most racist and corrupt city in American

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Keshia is winning now y’all 51% vs 49% with 89% votes in

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Chile the payed him out the ass to leave

  • Hmmm~?

    Even the Chamblee area, which has always been extremely diverse, is in the process of becoming white washed as well. That new shopping center they built down on Peachtree Industrial has attracted every 20-something caucasian in a 5 mile radius. Chipotle and Starbucks right next to each other. A damn shame. Not to mention the new apartments they built across from the Walmart. Heard the rent for a 1 bed/bath is $1100. In Chamblee, where the average rent for a 2 bed is like $900. White folks are literally taking over the city and things are only going to get worse.

  • hottlanta

    I guess those 2 white women who couldn’t ring the cash register and high on meth was from a black neighborhood. Don’t get me started on these white woman constantly molesting our boys in school.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    White men too

  • V Dubb

    What station friend?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    WbsTv baby channel 2

  • V Dubb

    Lololol my bad…my bad

  • MsPam

    Why do blacks folks think just because they are the majority the mayor needs to be black?! I’m sick of the race card being played by black folks.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Remember this blogs does not like black people, so I’m not surprised by this fake news. Just check the Atlanta polls 92% votes are in, and Keshia Bottoms is winning.

  • hottlanta

    Did you see that. They had this old black lady and she was a tax auditor she let them know she wasn’t as dumb as they thought she was. She said we ain’t going nowhere. We are residents and the new people moving in are tenants in this neighborhood. Atlanta has a large black scattered population white folks got a lot of ground to cover. I tell people Lenox Square was a black community call Johnsontown and they ran those black folks out to build the mall. Those days of giving us a couple thou to leave is gone.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Because Blacks have made Atlanta what it today.

  • V Dubb

    Thank you my eyes are bad this late at night so I can’t see this little ticker thing at the bottom.of the screen bwahahahahahaha

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Javita Moore

  • V Dubb

    Shit they said the precinct that are still out are the ones that mainly voted for Norwood.

  • V Dubb

    I’m grabbing my life hun….

  • hottlanta

    White folks created and perfected the race card game. We just playing catch up. They got someone in office who looks just like them as President with no experience. We want someone to look just like us. Only difference is the black person better have experience. If they didn’t all of a sudden not having experience will be a problem. Other races vote for people who look like them and no one said a word but time we do it all of a sudden it is a problem and the rules change.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Me too , we going in on Twitter.

  • hottlanta

    Yep he is gonna vote for her while drinking his coke product placement.

  • MsPam

    Please inform me!

  • NeverSurprised

    Bottoms currently leading by 2,251 votes, as of 11:17pm.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Google is your friend.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Only 88K Atlanta voters turned out tonight.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Yup they doing that all over the country. Look at vine city.

  • MsPam

    I don’t care about it that much to google it! We had a black mayor( Kevin Johnson) he didn’t do crap for black folks!

  • V Dubb

    Bwahahahahahaha I love my people!!!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Sandra do you live In the city of Atlanta or the burbs

  • V Dubb

    That is so pityful…..Im in Cobb so I can’t do jack.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    What’s city is that?

  • hottlanta

    Maynard Jackson was the man. The Hartsfield family did all they could to stop the runway and not name the airport after him. He held up construction for 7 years until the black businesses got some of those contracts. Every time I go to the international terminal and see his face I give him the nod. Now they are happy the international terminal is built they more flights out of there.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Yup he is the reason ATLANTA has the busiest airport for passenger load in the WORLD. I was there when they cut the ribbon on F concourse.

  • hottlanta

    A lot f people did early voting. Sandra you know a lot of us have messed up shifts like from 1pm to 9pm. A lot of us don’t work from 9-5pm. A lot of us have shitty jobs if we take a couple hours off we don’t get paid or have to make the time up.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Can somebody explain why only 83,000 people voted in the entire city of Atlanta?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Is it 88,000 or 83,000 ??

  • Wreckognize Game

    He placed that Coke there. Coke does not endorse that fool. That relationship ended when he got off the bus in the commercial.

  • Wreckognize Game

    That’s all he has been promoting on his instagram. Basically saying voting for Ms Bottoms is a vote for someone his daughter admires.

  • V Dubb

    Gotcha I didn’t even know…..hell she didn’t need that endorsement…lawd!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It looks like 83K or 84K voter turnout. Embarrassing.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Sickening

  • hottlanta

    Get the FYCK out really. I was there for the ceremony for the black history library on Auburn Avenue. I love that library. My dream is to go inside the Schromberg Center in NY. I went one day and it was closed. I wanna go to the AA Museum in DC as well My neighbors said it was nice. Ms. V’s/Cisco and Marco’s nightclub got us to live in the Greenbriar Mall area. The proper/older people were there but then us wild partying young’uns getting our first apartments/jobs moved out there. My grandmother house was in the Pittsburgh neighborhood and she had a house with a garden/strawberry/blueberry patch and plum trees. I laugh now when I see white folks talk about urban gardening as if they invented something. SIT DOWN!!! My granny was 60 years ahead of ya. But when she did it she was called poor but when white people do it they are called urban pioneers.

  • hottlanta

    You heard he is now talking about his first wife. Said on the radio he married her so she can become a US citizen. Don’t this fool know the feds were listening. Damn shame he got to get frequent flyer miles to get a woman instead of putting gas in his car at the gas station. We don’t want him. He probably told his foreign brides we ain’t no good

  • You Could Never

    If it makes you feel any better the city of Lumberton NC is over half Native. Their city government is Native. Shoutsout

  • NeverSurprised

    A Little bit more than that. With 97% of precincts reporting, it’s a total of 92,169 votes

    Bottoms 46,464
    Norwood 45,705
    Total 92,169

    Anyone know the total number of registered voters in Atlanta. I can’t seem to find the number anywhere. But yeah, a 92k turnout does seem dismally low.

  • shun king

    expect the crime rate to go up.. we will have some Chicago numbers very soon

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    ALL them folks that party and turn up couldn’t turn up to vote!!! But they will be the first to comPlain

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    A total of 92,000 people voted for mayor of Atlanta. No wonder the media didn’t care about covering this race. ?

  • NeverSurprised

    Looks like these are the final numbers. AJC says all precincts are in.

    Bottoms 46,464
    Norwood 45,705
    Total 92,169

    http://www.ajc.com/atlanta-runoff-election-results/

  • A D N

    Really?! Wow!

  • V Dubb

    Crazy

  • MsPam

    I’m glad old girl won because if she didn’t I know black folks would of pack up and moved from Atlanta. Sarcasm!

  • A D N

    You were right!

  • MsPam

    Sacramento

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Chile Tyrese all on the news behind Keshia.

  • V Dubb

    She better had thanked my sister!!! Now get your life right Keisha

  • V Dubb

    Yes!!!!!! Bwahahahahaha mean muggin

  • V Dubb

    You see him behind her bwahahahahaha I cant!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I live in the city. Buckhead to be exact.

  • V Dubb

    Somebody come and get Tyreses extra ass……

  • hottlanta

    Leave him alone. He will be back down at the airport terminal looking at passport photos for his third foreign wife.

  • V Dubb

    Bwahahahahahahahahahaha right!!!!!

  • Solstice

    ???

  • hottlanta

    To get a white Mayor in the ATL if Norwood doesn’t win white folks gonna try to do their old political tricks by gerrymandering to have someone in office to look just like them. But they know black folks in the ATL ain’t going for it. It would be a all out war.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Midtown here

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Sac town ok. My family from San Fran has moved to Sacramento.

  • hottlanta

    Just read where the police found 13 homemade bombs in Dale County. Let’s play the game and the race of the people are ________ since you talk about black crime in the black community to death. Yep when white people move in we gotta worry about homemade bombs.

  • A D N

    Mary Norwood wants a count of outstanding votes. Now it’s 99% reporting…instead of 100%. Hmmm…

  • V Dubb

    Yea can’t celebrate yet

  • hottlanta

    She needs to sit her azz down. She was saying the election against her and Kasim was rigged. What are they saying about Rob Pitts. I told Lil Hots I thought his azz has died and he is still running for something. Yall thought Kasim was mad when he was cursing on CNN going on about the snowstorm when all of the counties that left the ATL all of a sudden wanted ATL services to dig them out of the snow. I bet he is doing all kinds of cursing.

  • Jazzman450

    I do not understand why this was a close race! This should have been a blowout for Keisha Lance Bottom! Atlanta is about 80% black! Remember 1973? The economic change for black folks in Atlanta! Do you want to give that up?! Black folks have voting power and economic power! We need to use it!

  • V Dubb

    They didn’t vote hun….so many stayed home.

  • hottlanta

    If Mary had won she gonna change to Republican and get a tweet from Dump so he can say the Republicans are winning.

  • V Dubb

    Exactly!!! I knew she was a Repub when I saw that pic with her and Karen Handle.

  • Tammie Reed

    Congrats to Keisha Lane-Bottom! Such a sweet lady! Pic we got of her and her husband at the Mayor’s Masked Ball last year! #BlackGirlMagic

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e5edb2ab5453419c97cb3a9d644e477abbbe75730fba4d58918af86c72ba539e.jpg

  • shun king

    did those bombs kill anybody tho

  • The Chosen One

    Thank you. He needs to fade to black.

  • V Dubb

    Bwahahahaha yes!!!! Like why are you in the eye zoom of the camera? Attention seeking much?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    “What are they saying about Rob Pitts. I told Lil Hots I thought his azz has died and he is still running for something”

    Dead, just dead.

  • Tasha St. Patrick

    Due to gentrification, Atlanta is only 53% black as of 2015. Im sure its less now as more blacks move out of the city limits.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    For the culture!!!! Black Excellence!

  • free

    white folk are moving back in. they won’t fail next time.

  • free

    i lived all up and around greenbriar in my early days too. alison court, campbellton road, and stone-hogan connector lol. back when kaiser permanente was about the size of a shoe store in the back.

  • free

    some of them ain’t shyt and i’ll be the first to say it. i think this chick is gonna be a bust too but, hey, she black and that’s all that matters to some folk.

  • free

    she will certainly be the most scrutinized. she better score some points and fast cause i think a lot of the white folk moving back and up in the midtown condos are fairly young and new to the city. keisha BARELY scraped through.

  • free

    folk thinking about 90s atlanta.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. And Hispanics are probably the worst when it comes to that. If they see a Spanish last name on the ballot they’re probably going to give him their vote, just because he’s one of them… even if they have no idea who the person is.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Congratulations to her, it was a close race. Also remember she is a mayor of district 9, not the whole city of Atlanta. These blogs are bias, so always educate yourself on real facts.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I see your point… But what about all these white suburbs that decided to secede and create their own majority-white “cities”, so as to keep their tax dollars to themselves? Does that bother you too?
    This is the south, and it’s not colorblind down here, as much as we might wish it was. White people stick together and look out for each other. So I cant get mad at black people for wanting to do the same thing.

  • tunjie

    Huh? Mayor of District 9?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So was Kasim Reed the mayor of district 9, and not the whole city of Atlanta?

  • Octavious Crapp

    He was so damn close to her last night! He had to make sure that he was on camera!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    When I saw that she chose not to endorse Democrat Jon Osoff against Republican Handel in that congressional special election this year, that kinda got my attention. I can see why some people consider her a closet Republican.

  • Noirluv45

    THAT was funny!!!!

  • V Dubb

    Yep no “independent” shouldve been for Handel.

  • V Dubb

    Lololololol yes

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Congrats keisha

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Somebody call Mary Norwood and tell her not to run again! I don’t want to see her azz no more been running since I was a young adult

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I think ppl knew it would be another black mayor so they didn’t care. Some things never change

  • Elevated Soul

    Once again, Black Democrats in Atlanta & parts of Dekalb voted for symbolism but symbolism has gotten you nowhere.

  • justlooking
  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Congrats ?????

  • Elevated Soul

    Now that is a low turnout.There wasn’t even 100,000 votes..?

  • Elevated Soul

    Truth!!!

  • Elevated Soul

    None of these Black mayors do shyt for Blacks…..Black Democrats are okay with that because they are indeed the “ignorant emotional vote”…..

    Black democrats are into symbolism.They don’t care how they are treated.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    And gerrymandering Republican white people have gotten us where?

  • Simone

    LMAO!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Yea cause Atlanta is super expensive now compared to what it use to be. Her main focus should be traffic promblems that we have , transit and affordable housing.

  • cpatterson_22

    People don’t want to give up the right to complain.

  • cpatterson_22

    Atlanta has a mayor named Keisha
    and a City Council President named Felicia

  • Karen Brady

    LOLLLLLLLLLLLL

  • takenaback

    Does Atlanta have term limits for Mayor. I thought the race was being contested because of a narrow margin.

  • AriesSun

    I don’t believe many black people learn this lesson.There are so many cities run by black mayors that are in utter chaos.

  • hottlanta

    There are so many STATES run by white people and Republican that are in utter chaos. It takes more than a mayor to make a city. Blame the Governor, Alderman, City Council, CITY PLANNER and every elected official for the city chaos. Blaming only the mayor is a cop out to not to make other elected officials responsible.

  • OvertheMississippi

    What are you talking about?? She is mayor of City of Atlanta.

  • hottlanta

    So if no one got shot no crime was committed. Therefore it doesn’t count. Told ya the numbers are always fudged to make white folks look good. Thanks for proving my point.

  • hottlanta

    But the USA had a President named Barak. Betta ask somebody.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    The city of Atlanta, not the surrounding suburbs. The city has more black people, but that’s changing, because they are moving out. I live in the suburbs, and can only vote in my district.

  • She ShowOut

    PREACH!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She’s the mayor of the small area within the red. She’s not the mayor of Atlanta’s suburbs such as Jonesboro where TI and Tiny live, or Duluth where NeNe lives.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2f4cf8574ee72ee1de064593118572775f93514108e2207107a56deafcf04139.png

  • hottlanta

    They always say Chicago when they mention crime because it is black folks. Imma say who caused the Flint water crisis. A REPUBLICAN!!!! I am sitting back to see how many of the criminals are going to jail.

  • friendofblog

    I was thinking the same thing. Talk about the effects of slavery still damaging us to this very day!

  • JENNYJONES1

    2 TERMS AT 4 YRS EACH……….JENNY JONES!!!!

  • takenaback

    Thanks

  • JENNYJONES1

    BECAUSE JONESBORO, DULUTH, BROOKHAVEN, SANDY SPRINGS, ETC ARE NOT THE CITY OF ATLANTA WHICH IS THE OFFICE SHE RAN FOR AND WON. SHE’S THE MAYOR OF THE ‘ENTIRE’ CITY OF ATLANTA WHICH IS A BIG DEAL AND WHY IT GOT NATIONAL COVERAGE……….JENNY JONES!!!

  • NicoleZee

    I was hoping Norwood would win. She was so nice to me a few years back :). I honestly believe that Norwood would have done something about Atlanta’s homelessness problem. I doubt Bottoms will. Sad. I hope Norwood runs again next time and wins!

  • NicoleZee

    They’re both opportunists it seems. A sane person would not want to be affiliated with a nutcase like Tyrese, it’s embarrassing.

  • Elevated Soul

    Truth!!!…..It’s make no sense but that is the norm with Black Democrats.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    No. The city of Atlanta. Fulton County, which is district 3. Georgia has 59 mayors. Last I checked the population was 10 million, not sure how accurate that is. I hear there is going to be a runoff.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Theses two candidates advanced, so this is why there was a runoff. Makes sense, and Sandrarose corrected me, and I thank her for that.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The general election was held Nov. 7. Bottoms and Norwood advanced to the runoff election for mayor of Atlanta which was held yesterday. There is no mayor of Fulton County.

  • Unhappy American

    OK THEN ?

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Thank you Sandra. That makes more sense to me. Atlanta is such a big city, wasn’t sure if their elections was like other states. Now they are saying, there might be a recount. Not that it matters to me. I don’t live there, but we just elected the first female Mayor in our state, and of course she is white, and rich. However, this is a white state, so no surprises. Atlanta is changing, and a lot of white people with money are moving right into the city, and pushing black people out to the suburbs.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    This race was close, so she night win next time. She also lives in the rich area of Buckhead, and black people are being forced-out into the suburbs.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Sorry to tell you, but they are losing that. More white people are moving there. Same thing happen to my state. The area, which was 80-90% black is now less than 2% black, and property values are thru the roof. They are also close to hospitals, train station, and major jobs. This is happening in all of the major metropolitan cities, but now the only people, who can afford to live in these pricey areas are people from different countries, who work in the technology field. SMH!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Thank you. California and Illinois are 2 states in serious danger of having to file for bankruptcy sooner or later (which will mean a major cut in services, millions of people losing at least a chunk of their pensions, and more ) …and neither of these states have ever had a black governor. They have always been run by white folks.

  • hottlanta

    I have gone to that ball 3 times and I had a blast.

  • hottlanta

    She is doing the Bernie Sanders going back and forth between parties when it is convenient.

  • hottlanta

    Wait a minute. What is the noise I just heard. I just left to check on it and Elevated Soul just got knocked the fyck out since you posted your response. Thank you.

  • kekeb

    IDC WHAT ANYONE SAYS, IM SUPER PROUD OF KEISHA LANCE-BOTTOMS. SHE IS A WONDERFUL ROLE MODEL!!! SO HAPPY SHE WON. HOPE THEY DONT PULL ANY BS ON THE RECOUNT

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Any time.

  • kekeb

    Kisha grew up lower middle class. What makes you think Mary Norwood would care more about homelessness than a black girl who grew up in a lower middle class family in Atlanta and worked her way to the upper crust of society?

  • kekeb

    And your point is?? Check Keisha’s credentials. She didn’t get where she is by being pretty.

  • kekeb

    Exactly. Atlanta needs to do something about housing prices. It’s foolish

  • kekeb

    I get what you were asking. Yes. You have to vote for the candidate in your area. With gentrification and ignorant cost of living, Atlanta will soon have a much h smaller black population.

  • kekeb

    City of Atlanta is restricted to certain zip codes. The city of Atlanta does not include METRO ATLANTA (neighboring cities). Bssically, if your trash can doesn’t say city of Atlanta, or APD doesn’t come to your house for emergencies you can’t vote on the mayor

  • kekeb

    Not all black people are eligible to vote. . . But I feel you

  • kekeb

    Sandra, did you hear about the Chick-fil-A and YMCA coming to Vine City?

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Try living in my area. They call $1000 a month affordable. Most homes in the city are well over $500,000. It’s cheaper to live in Brooklyn. SMH!

  • NicoleZee

    Um, plenty of politicians all over the world grew up poor or with less income than others and they don’t do anything about homelessness in their cities. Keisha’s race or socioeconomic background has nothing to do with it. I personally just think Norwood was a stronger candidate. Homeless people still don’t have many options it seems. I spoke with a homeless man the other day while I was riding the streetcar after taking my son to the park. He said that Atlanta is terrible and doesn’t do much for homeless people that seek help in shelters, he was from Baltimore. He said that Baltimore does more but he ended up here. Go to other countries and it is the same shit. Regardless of race or upbringing or past or present income, I don’t get why these mayors and governors are not doing more to combat homelessness and unemployment. I just don’t get it. Stay blessed.

  • Jussjess25

    Okay so shes black.. now what the hell is she going to do for black people in atlanta??? .. black people stop falling for the symbolic victories . Smh

  • Look@m3

    I wasn’t for her either but I definitely was not for Mary! And if the City of South Fulton had never separated there would have never been a run off to begin with. They know exactly what they are doing!

  • Look@m3

    THANK YOU …not just the Mayors but politicians as well! SMDH

  • Joe Blow

    BS. Please name them! If you gonna make a statement like that, back it up with FACTs/Stats. Here’s a stat for you. City of Detroit run by Democrats since 1961. Look what they did to it. Same with Chicago, LA, and others. It’s not because of the person’s race…If you keep voting for the same thing over and over again (Party) and expect the different results, you’re delusional. look at the individual’s accomplishments before voting along party lines! Vote for the individual not because they’re Democrat or Republican or Libertarian or whatever. If they voted along party lines in the past, if they side with the party over the people, they ARE NOT going to change!!

  • Joe Blow

    Maybe not, but who has been in charge of State House for all but 4 of the last 40 years? Democrats. They’ve also been in charge of the State Senate for 30 of the past 40 years. Chicago hasn’t elected a Republican Mayor since 1921. So you’re point is?

  • Joe Blow

    You’re wrong again hottlanta. Democrats caused the Flint water crisis. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430072/flint-leadwater-scandal-was-caused-democrats

  • Joe Blow

    and what have Democrats done for you? not a damn thing. stop voting for Party!!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    This race was too close to call. Looks like there is going to be a recount. 92,000 people voted.

  • hottlanta

    Didn’t Snyder the REPUBLICAN Governor switch the water system. I can take it a step further. A Republican President nearly destroyed the whole COUNTRY with his failed economic policies and you talking about a black mayor destroying a city. Remember REAGANOMICS. I found a video to show you about Reaganomics, the current President is adopting the same tax formula and both of them said three words and I cringed and it was Trickled Down Economics.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5CCRI1vdwE

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Off topic slightly. This right here is going to be the issue during the 2018 midterms. People, mainly black tend not to vote, however, many of them are jumping up and down about the elected officials in office. Ugh!

  • SaidWhatICameToSay

    oing

  • hottlanta

    You gonna have a good time. Another good black event for New Year’s is the Black Boat Owners Association Masked Ball. Now that is one boat event I didn’t have to worry about being kidnapped and shipped. Have fun and loving it.

  • Judi Lauren

    City of Renaissance…smh…..I hate we separated. We need those City of Atlanta resources.