Best-Selling Author Represents Emergence Of New Political Power Base In Atlanta
10/06/2009

Black Female Demographic Concerned About Crime, Economics and Education Expected To Sway Close Atlanta Mayoral Race Next Month

Online PR News – 06-October-2009 – – ##--1--##, author of the current best-selling novel, “Friends and Fauxs”, epitomizes where ##--3--## ##--2--## have been---and where they soon may be headed--starting with next month’s hotly-contested mayoral election. With 30% of registered voters being Black women, she represents an electorate each candidate desperately needs to control in order to secure victory.

In a front–page article published in today’s Atlanta Journal and Constitution featuring her and several prominent female residents, Ms. Howard spoke passionately regarding how the City has changed over the years.” I’m a native, who was born and raised not far from where this conversation is taking place. I realize things will never be the same as they were then, but we’re sliding in a direction where it’s hard to feel safe anymore.” With crime up and high-profile slayings involving championship boxer Vernon Forrest and, more recently, A.J. Jewell from “Real Housewives of Atlanta, safety is a major issue on everyone’s mind.

As a writer, Ms. Howard is also looking for each candidate to lay out a clear agenda regarding education as part of their election platform. “I believe in the power of learning and the written word as tools to help empower our young people. To this point, none of the candidates have laid out a specific agenda to meet my expectations, although there’s still time”.

The economy and rising unemployment still remain top of mind for Ms. Howard and many other Black constituents. “Part of any solution to today’s problems has to include a plan relative to how we’re going to get the economy moving in this area again. To this point, I’ve only heard rhetoric about who’s to blame for the current situation, as opposed to real solutions towards fixing it. I hope the next mayor will address these issues in a timely fashion.

Published by Random House, “Friends and Fauxs” is Tracie Howard’s follow-up to the hit novel, “Gold Diggers”. Besides her career as an author, she has served in executive positions for ACOG, American Express, Xerox and Johnson & Johnson. From 2007 to 2009 she was a charter member of President Barack Obama’s Finance Committee.

Link to AJC Article: http://tinyurl.com/ybmgscm

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