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Sade Elhawary was attending a conference at UCLA this week when a group text message on her phone started ping-ping-pinging.
It was the news she had longed for: Karen Bass had won. The 69-year-old congresswoman would become the first woman and only the second Black person in Los Angeles’ 241-year history to be elected mayor.
Elhawary, 34, started screaming with joy.
Elhawary is Black and Latina, and she was born and raised in the City of Angels. When Mayor Tom Bradley, the city’s first and only Black mayor, left office in 1993, she was just 5 years old.
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