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National Conference of Black Mayors

Kevin Johnson Installed as Head of National Mayoral Group

[Sacramento Bee]   Kevin Johnson on Wednesday was installed as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, becoming the first Sacramento mayor to lead the organization in its 81-year history. Johnson said a goal of his term as leader of the nonpartisan organization is to raise Sacramento’s national visibility. During his time in the high-profile post,… Read more »

Judge Upholds Election of Kevin Johnson in Black Mayors’ Rift

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After intense internal fighting, court battles and competing board of directors that have characterized Sacramento, Calif. Kevin Johnson’s term as president of the National Conference of Black Mayors since last May, his first month in office, a judge has ruled decidedly in Johnson’s favor, effectively firing… Read more »

The Rise and Fall of Mayor Kevin Johnson – Part II

Mayor Kevin Johnson in fight to keep his title as president of Black mayors’ group By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – National Conference of Black Mayors Executive Director Vanessa R. Williams usually looks forward to the week immediately following the organization’s annual convention because that’s when she takes a week off… Read more »

Mayor Kevin Johnson Warns of ‘Crisis’ in Education

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NASHVILLE (NNPA) – The education of Blacks has reached a state of crisis that demands a strong response from all African-Americans, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson told members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at its annual convention here. “We have a crisis when it comes… Read more »

Head of Black Mayors Group Urges Accountability

by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief ATLANTA (NNPA) – Sacramento, Calif. Mayor Kevin Johnson, the newly-elected president of the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM), told his colleagues that if they don’t improve the lives of their constituents, they don’t deserve to remain in office. “We got these good seats, we’ve been elected and we… Read more »

Black Mayors Rally to Reclaim their Organization

by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With some embarrassing internal issues addressed and its sights set firmly on expanding its global impact, the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) kicks off its 39th annual convention in Atlanta this Thursday. The theme of this year’s conference is “Restore, Rebuild, Renew.” And perhaps no… Read more »

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