Blavity, February 7, 2018: How These Two Black City Council Candidates Are Looking To Make Chicago History
"There is nothing static about Black History Month. It is as dynamic as the blackness we celebrate. Maria Hadden and Ugo Okere are black leaders in Chicago, looking to become part of history, the Chicago Defender reports.
Hadden is on the campaign trail to take over the Rogers Park 49th ward alderman position from incumbent Joe Moore. If Hadden wins, she'll be the first black queer alderman elected in Chicago.
Okere is a 21-year-old, Nigerian immigrant, campaigning for the alderman seat in the 40th ward. Okere identifies as a Democratic Socialist, inspired by his involvement in Bernie Sanders' campaign.
If elected, both candidates will be the first black people to represent wards in the city's historically white north side."