In a groundbreaking moment for Philadelphia, Cherelle Parker has been elected as the city’s 100th mayor, marking a historic victory as the first woman and the first Black woman to hold this esteemed position. The triumph over Republican opponent, former City Councilman David Oh, solidifies Parker’s place in the city’s history.
Born to a single teenage mom and raised by her grandparents, James and Dorothy Parker, Cherelle’s journey is a testament to the power of resilience, community support, and the transformative impact of education. A product of Philadelphia public schools, she became the first in her family to attend college, earning her bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University, where she pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
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