Ella Jones became the first African-American and first woman elected mayor in Ferguson , Missouri, on Tuesday, nearly 6 years after the city erupted in protests after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown , a black teenager
Ms. Jones is also the first woman to lead the Missouri city, which erupted in protests in 2014 after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown , a black teenager.
.“I don’t get along to go along,” she said then. “If I see something that needs to be addressed, I will address it.”After losing her bid for mayor,Ms. Jones said that many black residents told her that they did not believe electing her would change their own fortunes and questioned whether she had accomplished anything in her two years on the City Council.
“If you’ve been oppressed so long, it’s hard for you to break out to a new idea,” Ms. Jones said at the time. “And when you’ve been governed by fear and people telling you that the city is going to decline because an African-American person is going to be in charge, then you tend to listen to the rhetoric and don’t open your mind to new possibilities.”
Ferguson is one of the smallest cities in the country with a federal consent decree, which includes scores of new policies to reform the police department.Like many other cities throughout the country, Ferguson officials declared a state of emergency and issued a curfew in recent days, as the protests over police brutality have continued.Read more: The New York Times »
Ella Jones, the first Black Mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, said that “we will be the best city to raise THEY family”. Come on y’all, when you reach a certain level, please learn how to us simple words like “they” and “their”. Isn’t that the 18-year-old that relentlessly attacked the cop? The one where all the physical evidence and multiple autopsies backed up the police officers story? The one where there were multiple eyewitnesses claiming Michael Brown was out of hand and attacking the cop?
Get your knee off are necks! It’s time. MSNBC How about stop using color as headers. People are more than color. Knowing about ones accomplishments and the change they will make would be useful. Just so the dummies can get passed the title. garthworld Tuesday’s virus-delayed election features WideRange of candidate races, ballot issues
LcvPw We need to join together to save ourselves. Spread the word, save the world. Yes!! This is how we bring about sustained change! Congratulations Ms. Jones and congratulations Ferguson! Congratulations... I’m watching you now on Chris Cuomo 💙 MsAmberPRiley Sammie_Ware A good story in the midst of it all. ❤️
RatCityRadio Congrats Congratulations Ella!!! :) You are going to be an amazing leader. God Bless You!!! May has mercy and grace cover you and your family during this next season of LEADERSHIP. The town is blessed. awesome. Why NYT keep highlight WHITE OFFICE shot and killed BLACK, BROWN blah? NYT RAciST
Michael Brown was a criminal! It still won’t help the black community it has to start in the home with two parents! Michael Brown was a thug and a bully and tried to take a gun away from a policeman. Sorry for his death. PERRRIIIOOOODDDD Hallelujah! This is wonderful news. However, progressive leadership in cities is not correlated with improvements in police-community relations. Minneapolis. GeorgeFloyd ChicagoMurders. Etc.
I am glad for her but the black man killed attacked the officers so at least point out that. Oh wait your liberal newspaper won’t do that. Now we’re talking! writtenbyfw This is great news. Now let’s see how she does as a Mayor and Administrator, and if she can help lift up the people of Ferguson , or if residents there will continue to be perpetual victims forever and ever. TimeWillTell
She seems great, but let’s not compare George Floyd’s coldblooded murder to Michael Brown’s horribly tragic but justified death. The Ferguson lie drove many reasonable people to the right. Without it we might not have a racist gangster in the White House. AndrewYang Congratulations Mayor Jones 🖤🙏🏾
And? This is how we change. Gotta take all there seats. Proud moment ! We got a black! This means things will be good right? TRUE Michael Brown attempted to take a police officer's side arm and was shot as the officer struggled with the large young man reaching into his squad car... This will not end well for Ferguson
Does she even know how to lead or was she simply elected because she is black? Shot and killed a thug attacking a law enforcement officer. Hope she can do something. Congratulations Ellajones It amazes me how the NYT still spins the Michael Brown narrative. Mom2Redheads Yassss!!!! 😭got me all emotional. ❤️❤️
What's the over/under on how long it will take that city to go bankrupt OR have a major official be charged with corruption? AndrewYang This is what political evolution looks like. No need for a revolution if all the people who came out to protested, voted. Wheatiee_Wii Let me fix this bullshit headline...after a police officer was attacked by a suspect who tried to get his gun then was shot and killed.
AdosGrievances Every time shit get outta hand hire a PR person So you can pretend we live in a post racial society WS 101 VOTE May god help the residents So a city that is 70% black has never had a black mayor before? That's really mind boggling. rawtwnk This is good news💕 BILLBELLAMY This is good BUT INFINITELY MORE IMPORTANT she has to establish or help establish policies and an agenda that hep empower, protect and elevate people of color...Too many times faces of color has been placed in positions that don't do shit..Hence the need for Lobbying strategies
Best wishes to her and the community she represents. 🙏🏾 KarlousM And...we have a lot of Black elected officials. Let's see if this person's actions will be beneficial for Founder Black Americans. gregphil 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 africanthunder i knew they’d keep it real in missouri bro 🤘🏼😊 blm BlackLivesMattter protest change
Maybe she can put out a memo that strong arm robbery of convenience stores is still a crime. 🙌🏼🙏🏼👏🏼 It will be a piece shit city by next year Way to go! I believe in you! And this happened under the Obummer Administration. Just sayin......and nothing changed. Why didnt u hold the black man in office accountable for not changing everything for u
That’s the end of that town nun betta happen to her 💯 America, More of this please!!! Sincerely the rest of the world!!! 🙌 Congratulations Mayor . Hope you’ll do good for the community. 💕💕 Congrats! 🙌🏽 ✊🏽 ferguson's population only consists of black folk and a few old white people, why did it take them this long?
CONGRATULATIONS, MAYOR JONES! Talk about progress! Congrats! hosannaabbay hosannaabbay Keep going America 🙏🏼 Maybe she’ll be good and maybe she won’t. Wait and see. Qveen_T___ Amen!! HirokoTabuchi 👌🏼🤗👍🏼 Great Hopefully this win will bring about a change in Southeast Ferguson neighborhoods and business will return. Hopefully.
A black teenager who assaulted a white police officer. Who attempted to grab the officer’s gun. There was no, “hands up don’t shoot “. You are still beating this dead dog. Yas Queen!! 👏👏👏👏💪💪💪 BOOM! Hello This is the change that has the potential for revolutionizing policing and local community politics. I hope she will not be co-opted into the existing establishment.
This only means something if she is willing to push a black agenda and not bow to police pressure. Congratulations. Keep up the momentum. Yes use that anger into voting power to get real change done. The connotations of the headlines 'Black female mayor' are racism in a light of linguistic terminology .It paints the white supremacists mantra of castes among Americans.
👏🏻👏🏻congratulations Mayor-elect Ella Jones! Barack Obama was the first black (Kenian) presidente. He runed the White House for eigth years and yet 90% of the americans are poor and unsafe. Perspective ‼ Goodluck my dear take care Democrats dont do a thing for black ppl VoteBlack Elect a beast in order to control the animals
i saw this on tiktok, pls sign ‼️‼️‼️ This is great. Vote! You mean the Michael Brown who assaulted a couple people before assaulting the police officer? He was not an innocent. Amazing Yeah yeah. Michael Brown. We all know the truths behind Michael Brown now. Ella, like most other black people voted into political offices, has little or no value in affecting positive change that liberals swear they will bring to their communities and always abandon and FAIL.
Awesome! Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for & your city! libra10584 cannfelicity 🥳 Congratulations young lady more power to you and I hope you're parents are proud of you. I know I would be if you were my daughter. Mazel tov, Your Honor! And ? They let her win ONLY to keep black people silent , but that’s the way to make change in the country.
She better work her best for the people of Ferguson ..they deserve better she will fix EVERYTHING Black lives matter oh. i see. she's a republican. It should be a norm, not just appeasing Very many women mayors in US today. We should see a marked improvement in communities. and look who won in baltimore!! this has got to get major play with the ny times!! right!! right!! why is't this a big deal, nyt?
“ if whites riot every time a black man will kill them we would never have peace” Yessss Congratulations, Ella Jones, first African-American & first woman elected mayor of Ferguson, Missouri! keeping the rotten white diamonds aside , black diamonds would shine really the american future .... I, a citizen of vivekananda's city, am clearly seeing the american future from a global perspective....🧐
Hey NinaCavender! Some good news for MO. Arc of history, bending. ChrisCuomo CuomoPrimeTime she looks like a really nice person. dotherightthing DoTheWork May God bless you and all you serve Good Beautiful! Amazing!! So damn proud!
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Van Jones Calls for Right and Left to 'Come Together' and Act Amid ProtestsIn an appearance on 'Conan,' the CNN commentator discussed his sadness following the latest death of an unarmed black man but also his 'hope' for a bipartisan bill tackling police brutality . ConanOBrien But HOW are we supposed to act? Like we are showing our power, this is a time for change, I’m done with having this continually happen and nothing coming of it. Especially after the shit that was pulled today. ConanOBrien Such garbage. No one on the left wants to come together with the right and vice versa. Society is messed up . We live in a country at odds with itself. And the left and right will do anything to win their argument. Think like ghandi and DalaiLama NOT Dem or Repub