The success of newly elected Black mayors hinges on our ability to support our leadership as they build toward a progressive, Black-loving future, in which representation (namely, one’s blackness) alone will not be enough to secure a people’s vote. We need leaders whose politics are grounded in a radical commitment to Black liberation, and should Black leaders not demonstrate such a commitment, they must pushed forward or pushed out.

In a victorious landslide win, Chokwe Antar Lumumba is now mayor-elect of Jackson, Miss.

Chokwe Antar Lumumba, son of the late Chokwe Lumumba, won the Jackson, Mississippi mayoral primary race on Tuesday.