London Breed becomes San Francisco's first black mayor

London Breed becomes San Francisco's first black mayor
 

A black woman is to lead San Francisco for the first time in its history - at a time when African-American residents are becoming increasingly scarce in the gentrified US city.
The ascent of London Breed to the mayoralty is all the more remarkable given she was raised in poverty by her grandmother in public housing.
Winning with just over 50% of votes, the 43-year-old said she felt humbled.
Ms Breed is the only female mayor out of the top 15 largest US cities.
San Francisco is currently grappling with rampant homelessness, rubbish-littered streets that have been likened to developing-world... read more

 
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