Ella Jones elected as first black and first woman mayor of Ferguson

Ella Jones elected as first black and first woman mayor of Ferguson

- A female black-American has made history in Ferguson, Missouri, United States

- Ella Jones has become the first African-American and first woman to be elected mayor in Ferguson

- The 65-year-old woman was elected mayor on Tuesday 2 June

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Ella Jones has made history by becoming the first African-American and first woman to be elected mayor in Ferguson, Missouri.

She was elected mayor on Tuesday, nearly six years after the city erupted in protests after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager.

Briefly.co.za gathers that after her victory, the 65-year-old woman promised to work hard because more would be required of her.

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Ella Jones Is Elected First Black Mayor of Ferguson

Ella Jones. Photo credit: New York Times
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She said:

“I’ve got work to do — because when you’re an African-American woman, they require more of you than they require of my counterpart."

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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Pearl Thusi is on a mission to organise a peaceful protest against police brutality and injustice in the country and the world at large.

The actress and businesswoman has taken to social media to ask Mzansi for help in putting together the protest march as she has never organised it before.

"I've never organised a peaceful protest/march - if (you) know anyone who does please contact me and let’s make it happen."

The recent death of African American George Floyd has sparked Black Lives Matter protests across the world. The demonstrations began in Minneapolis following George's death after a white police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.

Another matter that has sparked outrage on social media is that of local man, Collins Khosa, who died after an altercation with SA National Defence Force soldiers.

Mzansi tweeps have demanded justice for Collins using the hashtag #JusticeForCollinsKhosa.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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