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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell & Joyce Rogers (Vice President of U.S. Policy & Public Affairs, Pfizer) joins host Alaina Beverly to assess the current state of healthcare, barriers to access for all, and how Pfizer is going beyond their contributions in the fight against COVID-19 to uplift disadvantaged communities.
Mayor Muriel Bowser (Washington, D.C.) joins host Alaina Beverly, Assistant Vice President for Urban Affairs at the University of Chicago, to discuss the possibility of D.C. becoming the 51st State and the importance of diverse representation at all levels of government. 
AAMA President, Mayor Sylvester Turner (Houston, TX) and Donna Epps, Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Strategic Alliances at Verizon joins host Alaina Beverly, Assistant Vice President for Urban Affairs at the University of Chicago, to discuss current trends in criminal justice reform and Verizon's commitment to criminal legal system reforms at both the federal and state levels.
HBCUs

HBCUs

2021-03-1518:37

McKinley L. Price, DDS (Mayor of Newport News, VA, and President of AAMA) and Dr. William R. Harvey (President of Hampton University) join Former AAMA Executive Director Stephanie Mash Sykes to discuss how mayors, cities, businesses, and college leaders can work together to support the sustainability of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Mayor Steve Benjamin (Columbia, SC) and Chanelle Hardy, Head of Civil Rights at Google, join Former AAMA Executive Director Stephanie Mash Sykes to address technology policy and its impact on BIPOC communities -- Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
Health Disparities

Health Disparities

2020-12-1534:19

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard (Mount Vernon, New York) and Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, trained OB-GYN,  Founder and President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative join Stephanie Mash-Sykes to discuss the differences in health care between Black Americans and other ethnic groups and how these disparities play out  in the context of maternal health outcomes.
Mayor Vince Williams (Union City, GA and Associate Pastor of iThrive Christian Church) and Shawna Watley (Senior Policy Advisor, Holland & Knight and First Lady of Kingdom Fellowship AME Church) join host, Stephanie Mash Sykes (Founding Executive Director and General Counsel of AAMA), to discuss the intersection of faith and civic engagement and how to advocate for Black churches, HBCUs and Black businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide

2020-10-1530:29

On this episode of Our Mayors Podcast, Dr. McKinley L. Price (Mayor, Newport News, VA and President, AAMA), Dalila Wilson-Scott (Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast) join host, Stephanie Mash Sykes (Founding Executive Director and General Counsel of AAMA) to discuss one of the most difficult challenges facing our country, the digital divide - the gap between those who have access to computers and the internet and those who do not. Please note, this episode was recorded prior to Dalila Wilson-Scott’s recent promotion to Chief Diversity Officer.
Introducing Our Mayors Podcast from the African American Mayors Association, hosted by Founding Executive Director and General Counsel, Stephanie Mash Sykes. The series features a dynamic mayor and a special guest exploring local leadership, cross sector partnerships, and strategies to better our communities through the compound lens of racial equity and inclusion. Our Mayors Podcast debuts Oct 15th.
Each episode will pair a dynamic mayor and a special guest to explore local leadership, cross sector partnerships, and strategies to better our communities through the compound lens of racial equity and inclusion with host, Alaina Beverly, Assistant Vice President for Urban Affairs, University of Chicago and MSNBC commentator.
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