Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Two African Americans win council seats in Ferguson

Residents in Ferguson, Mo. Tuesday elected two black city council members, transforming the political body's racial composition after months of protests over racial profiling and police brutality.

One sitting black member of the council was not up for re-election. When the two new African-American council members take their seats it will be the first time that blacks have controlled half of the council, despite the fact that two-thirds of the city's 21,000 residents are black.

Tuesday voters elected Wesley Bell and Ella Jones, who are both black.

Read more: Ferguson voters make history and increase turnout

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