Each episode will pair a dynamic mayor and a special guest and explore local leadership, cross sector partnerships, and strategies to better our communities through the compound lens of racial equity and inclusion with host, Stephanie Mash Sykes, Founding Executive Director and General Counsel of the African American Mayors Association.
McKinley L. Price, DDS (Mayor of Newport News, VA, and President of AAMA) and Dr. William R. Harvey (President of Hampton University) join Former AAMA Executive Director Stephanie Mash Sykes to discuss how mayors, cities, businesses, and college leaders can work together to support the sustainability of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Tech and BIPOC Communities
Mayor Steve Benjamin (Columbia, SC) and Chanelle Hardy, Head of Civil Rights at Google, join Former AAMA Executive Director Stephanie Mash Sykes to address technology policy and its impact on BIPOC communities -- Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard (Mount Vernon, New York) and Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, trained OB-GYN, Founder and President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative join Stephanie Mash-Sykes to discuss the differences in health care between Black Americans and other ethnic groups and how these disparities play out in the context of maternal health outcomes.
Faith and Civic Engagement
Mayor Vince Williams (Union City, GA and Associate Pastor of iThrive Christian Church) and Shawna Watley (Senior Policy Advisor, Holland & Knight and First Lady of Kingdom Fellowship AME Church) join host, Stephanie Mash Sykes (Founding Executive Director and General Counsel of AAMA), to discuss the intersection of faith and civic engagement and how to advocate for Black churches, HBCUs and Black businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Digital Divide
We discuss one of the most difficult challenges facing our country, the digital divide - the gap between those who have access to computers and the internet and those who do not.
Our Mayors Podcast Trailer
Introducing Our Mayors Podcast from the African American Mayors Association, hosted by Founding Executive Director and General Counsel, Stephanie Mash Sykes. The series features a dynamic mayor and a special guest exploring local leadership, cross...