Kasim Reed


In 2010, Mohammed Kasim Reed became the 59th Mayor of Atlanta, filling his mentor Mayor Shirley Franklin’s seat. He is a graduate of Howard Law School who worked for Atlanta congressman and Civil Rights activist John Lewis soon after. Reed gained valuable legislative experience as a state senator (2002-2009) representing the 35th district, and as a member of the House of Representative from 1998 to 2002. Not only did he succeed Franklin, he acted as campaign manager for both of her successful bids, attracting support from Atlanta’s youth and many notable names within the hip-hop community.

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Bring That Week Back: Atlanta Mayor Defends Response to Snow

Young boy leaves school and walks home unnoticed, a man was charged with murder in South Carolina State University shooting, plus more national news.

In Atlanta, Officials Feel the Heat From the Slow Snow Response

Mayor Kasim Reed and Governor Nathan Deal have been criticized for the slow response to the storm in Atlanta, which left many stranded.

Civil Rights Groups Form United Front on Voting Rights Battleground

Civil rights groups will use the March on Washington to mobilize Americans around voting rights.

Obama Joins the Voting Rights Rumble

President Obama meets with civil rights groups and elected officials about how to repair Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.

BET Wire: A Weekly Political Roundup — State of the Union

President Obama's State of the Union address takes center stage.

Out and About: Mariah Carey Celebrates the Holidays in Aspen

Out and About: Mariah Celebrates the Holidays in Aspen. Plus pics of Cee Lo, Kim K., Willow Smith and more.
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