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“As a mother of a Black son, I know all too often how fearful mothers can be when their sons leave their house," says St. Louis Mayor-elect Tishaura Jones. "My son and I have the talk one too many times, too many times for me to remember."

“As a mother of a Black son, I know all too often how fearful mothers can be when their sons leave their house," says St. Louis Mayor-elect Tishaura Jones. "My son and I have the talk one too many times, too many times for me to remember."

“There’s been so much conversation and documentation about segregation in the city of St. Louis.” The historic election of Tishaura Jones, St. Louis’ first Black female mayor, ushers in a major shift toward representing all residents, Rev Dr. Cassandra Gould told #AppealLive .

Tishaura Jones ran on a progressive platform, calling for a "reimagining" of public safety and promising to close one of the city's pretrial detention centers that has come under fierce scrutiny for inhumane conditions.

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Tishaura Jones is the first Black woman elected mayor of St. Louis. @brentinmock  speaks with her about pandemic recovery, violent crime and governing as a single Black mom.

St. Louis, Missouri, elected its first Black woman mayor. "I want to build a St. Louis where my son ... is able to be a little Black boy and explore and learn and make mistakes and not have to lose his life over it," tishaura jones'>Mayor-elect Tishaura Jones said.

Tishaura Jones talks to Bloomberg CityLab about pandemic recovery, violent crime and governing as a single Black mom via @CityLab 

Tishaura Jones, First African American Woman Will Lead St. Louis as Mayor

Tishaura Jones is the first Black woman elected mayor of St. Louis. @brentinmock  speaks with her about pandemic recovery, violent crime and governing as a single Black mom.

tishaura jones'>Mayor-elect Tishaura Jones promises to lead St. Louis in a new direction. "We have constantly increased our police budget over the last several decades & crime keeps getting worse. We cannot keep throwing money at the same thing & expect different results."

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“I lead with the lens of raising a Black child in this city,” said Tishaura Jones, who became the first Black woman to be elected mayor of St. Louis. “I want children to feel safe.”

"I think it also means representation for single moms," St. Louis Mayor-elect Tishaura Jones says about what becoming mayor means to her.

BREAKING: Tishaura Jones will be the next mayor of St. Louis. Jones has said she will take steps to prevent evictions, boost funding for homeless services, and invest in public safety beyond increasing the police budget.

BREAKING: Tishaura Jones has won the race to be St. Louis' next mayor. Read more:

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NEW: St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones elected as the city's first Black female mayor.

Tishaura Jones will become St. Louis' first Black female mayor after running on a progressive platform and a promise to reform and revitalize the city

Tishaura Jones became the first Black woman elected mayor of St. Louis on Tuesday. She will begin leading the city later this month as it grapples with a high homicide rate, disturbances at the city jail and challenges related to the pandemic.

Tishaura Jones makes history —winning St. Louis mayoral seat as first Black women

Tishaura Jones said her victory was part of “a wave of black girl magic in the state of Missouri,” which also included wins by three African American women in other major races Tuesday: Her victory Cori Bush and Alissia Canady

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