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David Dinkins: New York City's first black mayor dies

Added 11-24-20 02:04:02am EST - “David Dinkins, who has died aged 93, served as the city's first and only black mayor from 1990-1993.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “David Dinkins: New York City's first black mayor dies”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Officers were called to his home on Monday evening, New York police were quoted by the Associated Press as saying. Initial indications were that he died of natural causes.

His successor, Rudy Giuliani, paid tribute to Mr Dinkins on Twitter on Monday night, saying he had given a "great deal of his life in service to our great City. That service is respected and honored by all.".

At the time he took office, Mr Dinkins described the city as a "gorgeous mosaic of race and religious faith, of national origin and sexual orientation, of individuals whose families arrived yesterday and generations ago, coming through Ellis Island or Kennedy Airport or on buses bound for the Port Authority".

But the city at the time was also plagued by a number of problems, including a growing murder rate, unemployment and homelessness.

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