On Wednesday January 1, Letitia James became the first Black woman to be elected to citywide office in New York City.

James was inaugurated as the city's public advocate which makes James second in line to the mayorship. In her address, James criticized the growing inequality in the city.

Dasani Coates, the young girl who was profiled by the New York Times late last year, held the Bible for James as she was sworn in.

Read it at For Harriet.