May 8, 2024



Black mayor of tiny Alabama town says he was ousted by his White  predecessor | CNN(photo via CNN)

"WASHINGTON, D.C. — The first Black mayor in Newbern, Alabama filed a lawsuit against white town leaders because he claims they are preventing him from taking office, and today a federal district court held a hearing in the case about a preliminary injunction filed by the plaintiffs.

Patrick Braxton claims in his November 2022 complaint that after he was lawfully selected as mayor, the outgoing mayor and his town council changed the locks to the town hall, removed or destroyed town documents and denied Braxton access to the town’s mailbox and bank account."


*Only In Alabama.

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