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Ferguson voters elect two African Americans to city council




FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 04:  William Banks casts his vote at a polling place on November 4, 2014 near Ferguson, Missouri.  In last April’s election only 1,484 of Ferguson's 12,096 registered voters cast ballots. Community leaders are hoping for a much higher turnout for this election. Following riots sparked by the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer, residents of this majority black community on the outskirts of St. Louis have re-examined race relations in the region and hope to take a more active role in the region's politics. Two-thirds of Ferguson’s population is African American, but five of its six city council members are white, as is its mayor, six of seven school board members and 50 of its 53 police officers.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 04: William Banks casts his vote at a polling place on November 4, 2014 near Ferguson, Missouri. In last April’s election only 1,484 of Ferguson's 12,096 registered voters cast ballots. Community leaders are hoping for a much higher turnout for this election. Following riots sparked by the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer, residents of this majority black community on the outskirts of St. Louis have re-examined race relations in the region and hope to take a more active role in the region's politics. Two-thirds of Ferguson’s population is African American, but five of its six city council members are white, as is its mayor, six of seven school board members and 50 of its 53 police officers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Big changes are in store for Ferguson, Missouri. Voters there flooded the polls to elect two African Americans to their city council. 

Once the candidates take their seats, it will be the first time that blacks have controlled half the council. This was the first election held since the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. 

Rev. Starsky Wilson joined the show to talk about Ferguson's political future. He is the co-chair of the Ferguson Commission. It's a group of community leaders set up after Brown's death.