Stephanie Mash Sykes: On city politics and African American mayors

Stephanie Mash Sykes, Class of 2004, is eyeing the future of American cities. As executive director of the African American Mayors Association, she’s focused on the panoply of issues facing black urban leaders today — from demographic trends that are re-shaping their constituencies to new technologies that are re-defining political engagement. She discusses the new wave of millennial and women mayors in her organization and how their presence might shape policies on paid family leave, maternal health, criminal justice and more.