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San Francisco Elects First Black Woman as Mayor

The Trump lovers and Hillary haters won't be happy if they happen to live in San Francisco, where the City by the Bay has just elected a black woman for the first time in its history as it's new mayor.

Now maybe this is a simplistic, knee jerk commentary, but it's my opinion that Donald Trump managed to win the presidency because he played to the anti-black, anti-woman sentiments of millions of white men who resented President Obama because of his race, and found every reason under the sun to oppose Hillary Clinton -- mostly because she's a woman.

They won't admit that, of course, but in all too many cases, it's the truth.

But this black woman who was chosen by San Francisco voters to lead their city is ready to make history. Her name is London Breed and she'll serve until 2020, finishing the term of the late Mayor Ed Lee, who died in December at age 65.

Breed, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, defeated former state senator Mark Leno, who called her to offer congratulations. "She is a remarkable young woman," Leno said. "She is going to do a very fine job and we all wish her the best because her success is San Francisco's success."

CNN reported that Breed was born in San Francisco and was raised by her grandmother in the city's public housing and attended public schools. She worked as an executive director of the African American Art and Culture Complex for over a decade, before becoming involved in public office.

Breed said her grandmother "probably had a hand in this, looking down from the heavens."

Her grandmother "took care of the community. She took care of me even on days when I didn't deserve it," Breed said.

Of being the first African-American woman to be the city's mayor, she said: "It's really amazing, and it's really an honor ... I know it means so much to so many people."

"I'm a native San Franciscan -- I grew up in some of the most challenging of circumstances," she said. "I think the message that this sends to the next generation of young people growing up in this city, that no matter where you come from ... you can do anything you want to do."

Good luck, Madam Mayor. Wishing you much success.

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