Keep Your Eye on Him: Ithaca New York’s 24 Year Old Mayor

March 1, 2012  |  

Svante Myrick is just 24 years old but his age hasn’t stopped him from achieving. Myrick, who graduated from Cornell University, less than 3 years ago, is now serving as Ithaca, New York’s youngest mayor.

His story might sound familiar to us. Myrick is biracial, raised by a white mother, abandoned by his black father and raised partially by his grandparents.

Although his family struggled with homeless and poverty at times, Myrick claims he is not a self-made man.

Check out his inspiring story at

More on Madame Noire!

Trending on MadameNoire

View Comments
Comment Disclaimer: Comments that contain profane or derogatory language, video links or exceed 200 words will require approval by a moderator before appearing in the comment section. XOXO-MN
  • Congrats to him!

  • Smacks_hoes

    This is so inspiring!!!!! Makes me want to try even harder in school. We can do whatever we put our mind to. We just have to have the will power…this made my day for some reason

  • Lacorsha

    Ooh cutie. Love biracial men. Smart intelligent biracial and powerful. Don’t get much better than that. 

  • Sugar_Spice