History made as 65-year-old Ella Jones becomes first black mayor of Ferguson

History made as 65-year-old Ella Jones becomes first black mayor of Ferguson

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

- The woman identified as 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, June 2

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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, June 2, nearly six years after the city erupted in protests after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager, New York Times reports.

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Ella Jones Is Elected First Black Mayor of Ferguson

Ella Jones. Photo credit: New York Times
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YEN.com.gh gathers that after her victory, the 65-year-old woman promised to work hard because more would be required of her.

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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In other news, a GoFundMe that was opened to raise money for George Floyd's funeral and to support his family has made $10,113,200 (N3,923,921,600) in funds from 390,100 donors as of Tuesday afternoon, June 2.

It is reportedly one of the most successful GoFundMe campaigns of all time in terms of money raised.

The black 46-year-old man was killed by a white policeman who knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.

The target of the GoFundMe was $1.5 million (N582,000,000) but it was surpassed by donations that kept coming in.

Meanwhile, Ms Akilah Moore, a security officer and Parent at Howard University Middle School of Math & Science in the United States has narrated her powerful grass-to-grace story.

The full inspirational story of the officer who turns out to be a single mother of three was sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Facebook handle of Unsung Heroes.

According to the hardworking mother, she dropped out of high school when she got pregnant with her first child and had to make ends meet for the child since the father had left.

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