- In what could be described as a big achievement is an 18-year-old man who has become the youngest Black Mayor in the United States after winning election
- Jaylen Smith was elected the mayor of Earle, Arkansas, on Tuesday night, Dec. 6, becoming the youngest Black mayor in the United States
Jaylen Smith has become the youngest Black mayor in the United States after being elected in a runoff election.
As reported by Vanguard newspaper, Smith, 18, defeated Nemi Matthews Sr. in a runoff election to emerge the mayor of Earle, Arkansas.
How Smith emerged as the youngest Mayor
Smith had 218 votes, compared to Matthews’ 139, according to election results.
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Smith announced his win in a Facebook post, saying:
“Citizens of Earle, Arkansas, it’s official!! I am your newly elected Mayor of Earle, Arkansas… ‘It’s Time to Build a Better Chapter of Earle, Arkansas.’ I would like to thank all my supporters for stepping up getting people to the polls. I am truly grateful for you all.”
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Gesinde stated that Osinbajo’s visit to Vietnam during this period Nigeria is reshaping its national economic plans to favour local productions is a good idea.
He noted that the exportation of Nigeria's products will fetch more foreign earnings while reducing costs locally to help Nigerians’ personal economies.
US Senate passes landmark bill protecting same-gender marriage
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The bill was passed on Tuesday, November 29, at the senate following a unanimous vote from both the ruling and opposition party lawmakers.
Confirming the passage of the bill, United States President Joe Biden said:
“With today’s bipartisan Senate passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, the United States is on the brink of reaffirming a fundamental truth: love is love, and Americans should have the right to marry the person they love.”