Charles Barron, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Jackson Miss.
(Bill Moore photo)
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On Tuesday evening, I came home to learn that Lumumba was dead. I wondered if his death was related to the sickness.
“It is incomprehensible to me, the fear that can affect men in political offices. It is shocking the way they submit to forces they know are wrong and fail to stand up for what they believe.
In what has been called “the most transparent” election in City Council history, East Harlem Democratic Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito became the city’s first Latina and woman of color to be named speaker of the City Council.