David Dinkins, First Black Mayor of New York City, Dead at 93
City Mayor David Dinkins has died. Dinkins was elected in 1989. He was the city's first and only black mayor only served one term. He took office at a time when the city face to soaring murder rate and stubborn unemployment and helped bring the 1992 Democratic National Convention to New York. His calm demeanor was a dramatic shift from both his predecessor, Adcox and Koch. Excuse me and his successor, Rudy Giuliani, But critics disliked his considered approach and he faced accusations. He failed to act decisively in times of crisis. Dinkins death comes just weeks after the death of his wife, Joyce last month he was 93 years old.