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Adams, Bragg Win NYC Election Amid Historic Black Leadership

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FILE - New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams acknowledge the cheers of supporters following his election win as the city's next mayor, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in New York. Adam's election comes at a time when Black elected officials hold a historic number of city, state and federal offices in New York. When New Yorkers this week chose Eric Adams as their next mayor and Alvin Bragg as the next Manhattan district attorney, they elevated two more Black men into high office at a time when the city and state are being led by a historic number of Black leaders.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

(AP) — When New York City voters this week chose Eric Adams as the city’s next mayor and Alvin Bragg as the Manhattan district attorney, they elevated two Black men into two of the city’s most powerful elected offices.

Adams and Bragg’s ascent comes at a time when Black elected officials hold a historic number of city, state and federal offices in New York. It’s a moment the city’s African American officials say has been a long time coming. It was a road paved by earlier Black leaders who broke barriers in the face of immense bias and who bore the burden of being the first.

 

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