November 24, 2020

New York City’s first Black mayor dies aged 93: US media

Washington (AFP) – David Dinkins, New York City’s first Black mayor, has died, US media reported late Monday. He was 93. The Democrat served as leader of the city from 1990 to 1993 after defeating Rudy Giuliani and Edward Koch.His tenure was marked by racial strife — most notably the Crown Heights riots — and criticism that he was not up to the job.Dinkins died from natural causes at home, the New York Times reported, less than two months after his wife Joyce also passed away.A compromise candidate who remains New York’s only Black mayor, he inherited a city marked by racism, poverty and vio…


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