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Wayne Messam, the son of Jamaican immigrants and the first Black mayor of the city of Miramar, Florida, has joined the race for the White House in 2020.
Messam, 44, announced his presidential bid on March 28 via Twitter. “The American Dream my parents sought when they came from Jamaica with just a 5th-grade education is fleeting. Together, we can put the American Dream back within reach for all #ChangeCantWait,” his message read, alongside a two-minute video.
“My father was a contract sugar cane cutter. Very hard, intense labor with machetes to cut the sugar cane in the hot sun in South Florida,” Messam said in the footage. “I’m passionate about the American Dream because it’s not a fictitious thing for me.” The presidential hopeful also described his background as a college football player for Florida State University in the 1990s, and the construction…
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