Ithaca mayor Svante Myrick named to NBC's NBCBLK28 list

February 1, 2016 by Rachel Cera

NBC "is using the 28 days in the month of February to honor 28 of the nation's most talented innovators and game changers -- all ages 28 years and younger," and Ithaca mayor Svante Myrick has landed on the list.

According to the network, "they are all industry and community leaders who are constantly striving to break barriers and defy stereotypes, redefining what it means to be Black in America today."

"Simply put: They are young, gifted, and unapologetically Black."

NBC's list refers to Mayor Myrick as "the youngest Mayor of the City of Ithaca, and its first Mayor of color," and adds, "Before taking his position as the Mayor of Ithaca, Myrick served as the Assistant Director of Student and Young Alumni Programs for Cornell University." There's even a nice (if not 100% accurate) profile of him personally.

The mayor is joined on the list by Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman, actor Michael B. Jordan, Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams, president of the Brooklyn Young Republicans Club Brandon Washington, and more. In all, there are 29 honorees, because this year's Black History Month is a leap year.

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