melvin major

a list of firsts from Tuesday:

  • Brendon Barber won election as the first black mayor of Georgetown, SC
  • Ravinder Bhalla was elected mayor of Hoboken, NJ, the first Sikh American to govern a major city
  • Melvin Carter will be the first black mayor of St. Paul, MN, which is 67% white
  • Wilmot Collins became the first black person elected as mayor anywhere in Montana
  • Joyce Craig won election as mayor of Manchester, NH, the first woman to do so in its 266-year history
  • Laura Curran will be the first female county executive of New York’s Nassau County
  • Janet Diaz won election as the first Latina member of the Lancaster, PA city council
  • Jenny Durkan will soon be Seattle’s first lesbian mayor
  • Booker Gainor was elected mayor of Cairo, GA, the first black person to win that office
  • Elizabeth Guzman and Hala Ayala were the first Latinas elected to the Virginia House of Delegates
  • Andrea Jenkins became the first openly trans woman of color elected to a city council, in her case, Minneapolis
  • Vi Lyles became the first black woman elected mayor of Charlotte, NC
  • Jonathan McCollar will soon become the first black mayor of Statesboro, GA
  • Lisa Middleton is the first trans person to win a nonjudicial office in CA, in her case the Palm Springs city council
  • Cathy Murillo is about to become the first Latina to hold the office of mayor of Santa Barbara, CA
  • Sheila Oliver won election as New Jersey’s lieutenant governor, the first black woman to do so
  • Mary Parham Copelan will become the first female black mayor of Milledgeville, GA
  • Danica Roem became the first transgender state legislator in America, beating a very conservative incumbent in Virginia
  • Mazahir Salih will be the first Sudanese-American on the city council in Iowa City
  • Yvonne Spicer, who is black, became the first mayor of the city of Framingham, MA (it used to be a town)
  • Tyler Titus won a seat on the Erie, PA school board, the first openly transgender person ever elected in PA

Melvin Major, the juice master formerly of Lifethyme Grocery on 6th Ave is finally breaking away to start his very own juicing empire next door to Miss Lily’s on Houston. Melvin is known to most of us green juice drunks as the happy, hilarious, glowy flu whisperer who not only cures our colds with intuitive juice blends of vegetables and fruits but makes our day that much brighter. So happy/excited/proud!!!