O'Neal makes history as first Black female mayor of Durham
Retired judge Elaine O'Neal made history on Monday night when she was sworn in as the first Black female mayor of Durham.
NOW IN CUSTODY FACING CHARGES, ONE WITH MURDER AND ONE OF US ARE THREE AFTER THE FACT THERE HOPING THE CONTRACT ON MORE INFORMATION FROM THOSE TWO. BACK TO YOU. >> FORMER JUDGE MAKING HISTORY TONIGHT AS A FIRST BLACK FEMALE MAYOR OF THE CITY. SHE SAYS THERE'S A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE AS WELL. DIARIO CHRIS SPOKE TO O'NEILL BEFORE SHE WAS SWORN IN. WHAT DID SHE HAVE TO SAY, CHRIS? >> SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE EXCITEMENT SHE HAD BEING SWORN IN AS MAYOR OF DURHAM HERE AT CITY HALL TONIGHT BUT SHE SAYS DESPITE THE EXCITEMENT SHE KNOWS A LOT OF ISSUES SHE WILL HAVE TO ADDRESS IN THE BULL CITY. HOUSING, GUN VIOLENCE AND MAKING DURHAM SAY FOR EVERYONE. SHE HAS BEEN ATTENDING MEETINGS AND GETTING TO HEAR AS MUCH INPUT AS POSSIBLE TO AFFORD A GAME PLAN FOR ADDRESSING ISSUES MENTIONED. SHE MENTIONED SHE MET WITH YOUNG MEN TO TALK ABOUT FINDS A LOT OF COCKATOO POVERTY AND HOUSING AFFORDABILITY. PLANS TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES THIS WEEK. >> YOU CAN OFFER ALL THE JOBS YOU WANT AND ALL OF >> SHE PLANS TO ADDRESS THINGS MORE IN DETAIL RIGHT HERE AT