The World Conference of Mayors, Inc.
AFRICAN AMERICAN MAYORS ASSOCIATION
AUGUST 2017 E-NEWSLETTER
Recently, AAMA partnered with the March on Washington Film Festival in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the rich history of African American mayors. We were honored to have several distinguished speakers: Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C.; Richard Hatcher, former Mayor of Philadelphia, PA; Anthony Foxx, former Mayor of Charlotte, NC; and Mayor Johnny Ford, of Tuskegee AL. We thank all who were in attendance at this remarkable event.
AP --By KYM KLASS, The Montgomery Advertiser
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tuskegee University on Wednesday will serve as host of an annual conference, "State of HIV in Black America Conference Southern Region."
"Winning at Living: National Black Leadership Commision on AIDS, Inc." will focus on trends of HIV/AIDS in the Deep South, and will include speakers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Alabama Department of Public Health, the Duke HIV/AIDS Policy Center and from C. Virginia Fields, president and CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA).
Living History: Former U.S Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx (former Mayor of Charlotte, NC) and former Mayors Johnny Ford (Tuskegee, AL) and Richard Hatcher (Gary, IN) discuss the legacy of Tom Bradley (five term and first black Mayor of Los Angeles, CA) at the March on Washington Film Festival's Closing Night Mayors' Celebration.
By Larry Aubry --Published August 30, 2016
The National Black Political Convention (NBPC) is meeting today, June 9th, in Gary, Indiana to deliberate and develop the elements of a 2016 National Black Agenda. The call to meet at this, the second Black political convention, was issued by former Gary mayor Richard Hatcher, current Gary mayor, Karen Freeman-Wilson, Tuskegee mayor, Johnnie Ford and Newark mayor, Ras Baraka.