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In North Carolina, red and blue don’t make purple

Vi Lyles, Charlotte's first female African American mayor, is one of 14 Black mayors across the country featured in ads supporting the Biden for President campaign.
Vi Lyles, Charlotte's first female African American mayor, is one of 14 Black mayors across the country featured in ads supporting the Biden for President campaign. (Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images)

North Carolina is a political player, a battleground state visited and fought over by national candidates in both parties. And Charlotte has had challenges that mirror those of many big American cities: protests and debates over police reform and frustrations that all citizens don’t share in its economic growth and opportunity. Mary C. Curtis speaks to Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles about the election and what comes next.

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