Elections

Earle, Ark., Elects Jaylen Smith, 18, The Youngest Ever Black U.S. Mayor

A recent high school graduate who still lives with his parents, ran on a progressive platform.
12/07/2022

NAACP President Urges Georgia Voters At Atlanta Churches To ‘Turn This State Black’

The stakes are high in two Peach State races that could cement Georgia’s trend toward the Democratic Party.
11/07/2022

2022 Midterm Elections: The Black Candidates You Need To Know

From familiar faces to new kids on the block, these candidates bring a unique perspective to politics.
11/04/2022

Georgia Breaks Record For Early Voting On First Day

Heavy turnout for this midterm election suggests there’s much interest in two high-stakes races.
10/19/2022

Exclusive: A Conversation With Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot – Facing The Challenges As The Windy City Emerges From The Pandemic

In BET.com’s latest ‘Conversation With the Mayor’ we go to Chicago where the mayor explains how she has dealt with crime, the economy and other issues and how it has framed her.
09/20/2022

Texas Mail-In Ballot Rejections Skyrocket With New Restrictions

Is this a sign of what’s ahead for voters of color in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections?
03/17/2022

Andre Dickens Wins Atlanta Mayoral Race To Become City’s 61st Mayor

The city councilman surged past city council president Felecia Moore to take the city’s top job, replacing Keisha Lance Bottoms.
12/01/2021

8 Critical Mayoral Elections Happening In U.S. Cities

From Seattle to New York and several cities in between, voters will decide in major races who will lead them.
11/01/2021