Civil rights activist and ex-black nationalist Chokwe Lumumba has been elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi.

As an attorney, Lumumba has famously represented Assata Shakur and Tupac Shakur.

He was elected with nearly 85 percent of the vote!

From the Grio:

Lumumba ran as a mainstream candidate who would represent all city voters. He defeated businessman Jonathan Lee in the Democratic primary runoff last month.

He wrote on Facebook Tuesday night, “Thank you, Jackson. None of this would be possible without faith and your support.”

He went on to say, “This is the people’s victory. Together we will make Jackson rise!”

Congratulaton to Chokwe Lumumba!


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