Douglasville residents were thrilled to see a change in the political makeup of their small, rural city last week when Rochelle Robinson was elected mayor, making her both the first female and the first Black politician to hold the seat,

This past Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the rest of the country got a chance to see why Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is considered an emerging leader in America. Mayor Reed was part of a panel that included former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers, Tea Party-backed Illinois Republican Congressman Bobby Schilling, MSNBC […]

VIA: Kasim Reed took office Monday as Atlanta’s 59th mayor, vowing to help small business owners and young people and provide better customer service for citizens. “We cannot face our future if we are facing off with each other,” Reed said. The new mayor added later: “We need to make sure we aren’t a […]

VIA: Kasim Reed became Atlanta’s mayor today at a ceremony at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein conducted the swearing-in at the event that began with a song from the Howard University choir, Reed’s alma mater. Reed’s first day as mayor began at Ben Hill United […]

VIA: Creative Loafing Last Wednesday, a few hours after a vote recount had sealed his status as Atlanta’s mayor-elect, Kasim Reed dropped into a local bar. But he wasn’t there to celebrate his victory. Reed was making a personal appearance at a small fundraiser for an Atlanta police officer who’d suffered spinal injuries in a […]

VIA: Kasim Reed won the Atlanta mayor’s race by 714 votes, a recount of the Dec. 1 runoff results showed Wednesday. Reed won 42,549 votes while Mary Norwood won 41,835 votes, Fulton County officials said Wednesday. At 2:30 p.m. Norwood conceded. “Here we are at the end of a very very long two years,” […]

VIA: It’s official. Atlanta mayoral hopeful Mary Norwood has filed a request with the Fulton County Registrations and Elections office calling for a recount of the Dec.1 vote that presumably saw Kasim Reed elected mayor. Norwood lost the election by only 715 votes and under state law, she had until 5 p.m. today to […]

VIA: An elections board certified Kasim Reed on Saturday as the winner of the Atlanta mayoral runoff election by a margin of 620 votes. Barry Garner, director of Fulton County’s elections board, told CNN on Saturday that former state senator Reed was declared the winner of last Tuesday’s runoff election against City Councilwoman Mary […]

VIA: Kasim Reed maintained his close lead over Mary Norwood in the Atlanta mayor’s race after a count of provisional ballots by Fulton County officials Thursday evening. Reed now leads Norwood by 0.84 percent or 715 votes out of the 84,383 ballots cast in the election. The initial Tuesday tally found Reed led Norwood […]

VIA: As Kasim Reed  began making plans Wednesday for his first term as Atlanta’s mayor, opponent Mary Norwood still had not conceded defeat and said she will seek a recount. “If I didn’t think there’s a possibility things mights change, that would be different,” said Norwood, who trails Reed by 750 votes. Mark Henderson […]

VIA: Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin will begin a one-year professorship at Spelman College starting in January, college officials announced Monday. Franklin will serve as a Cosby Chair, an endowed professorship program started by the comedian and activist Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille. The program supports professorships in humanities, fine arts and social sciences, […]

VIA: Atlanta mayoral candidates Mary Norwood and Kasim Reed dueled Sunday over endorsements, water meter lids, property taxes and the best way for the city to get more state funding. The latest battle was over Reed’s suggestion that Norwood, a two-term city councilwoman, tried to avoid an important City Council vote on March 20, […]