April 7: A Ferguson (65% Black) Jennings (85% Black) Election Chart

April 7: A Ferguson (65% Black) Jennings (85% Black) Election Chart


Will people vote in seven days in Ferguson?  Next Tuesday, April 7, is a day that will indicate whether or not voting patterns will change for the better in the city of Ferguson.  After almost a year of marches, protests and panels will people show up and vote.

Many young activists in Ferguson have complained that the political process does not wok for them.  But unless they are planning to stage a coup attempt on the City Council and the Mayor, voting will have to be the cornerstone of their strategy moving forward. To this point in recent years, voting participation in Ferguson has been abysmal. 

The chart below shows the candidates in the Ferguson election and the Jennings race for Mayor.  Jennings is the town next to Ferguson that has an even higher of African American voters.  


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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke


  1. Ferguson pop. 21,000 [65% Black–13,800] [30% White–6,400] Jennings pop.14,000[86% Black] [11% White]……..Vote Folks in Ferguson and Jennings, this is a chance to make the Political Process work for you, exactly, the way it is intended…..The Political Process is suppose to work for everyone, regardless of Race, Creed or Color…..Get Involve!! Only The People Can Make a Difference!!