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Ferguson, Missouri just had an election for Mayor, and way too little of the city’s population turned out for it. The city re-elected the same mayor who was in place in 2014, when Mike Brown was murdered, over Ella Jones, a black woman with experience in Ferguson’s government. She would have been the city’s first black mayor, ever.

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Jeff Johnson explains why the city that was the national face of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the center of the discussion about police brutality, should have been more mobilized to influence the leadership positions that directly affect decisions made by the government. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive clip from 3 Things You Should KnowThe Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”

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