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Malcolm Kenyatta, the completely new Pennsylvania State Representative of the 181st District in Philadelphia.
By Chad Kitundu
His grandfather changed his name by Donald Brooks Jackson to Muhammad Kenyatta inside early 1970s.
A grandson to a former American professor as well as also civil rights leader who changed his name to honour his hero, Kenya’s first president Jomo Kenyatta, won a seat on Wednesday inside United States elections.
Malcolm Kenyatta, 27, was elected the Pennsylvania State Representative of the 181st District in Philadelphia.
Mr Kenyatta also made history as the first openly gay candidate of coloration to win the elections in Pennsylvania.
The newly-elected Pennsylvania State Representative’s grandfather changed his name by Donald Brooks Jackson to Muhammad Kenyatta inside early 1970s to honour his perceived heroes Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam, as well as also Jomo Kenyatta.
Mr Kenyatta is usually third-generation North Philadelphian as well as also a fierce civic as well as also community advocate.
He has been working to change outcomes inside neighborhood in which he was born, raised, as well as also he’s called home for all of his twenty-seven years.
He was born to the late Kelly as well as also Malcolm J. Kenyatta as well as also raised in north central Philadelphia with his three siblings.
He is usually a product of the public school system as well as also graduated by Temple University having a major in public communications as well as also minor in political science.
His grandfather, who was a civil rights leader, minister as well as also local, politician ran for mayor in 1975 yet did not win. He died in 1988 due to ill health.