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How a young mayor rewrote the story of a troubled American city

How a young mayor rewrote the story of a troubled American city

When Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs came into this world 30 years ago, it seemed unlikely that the world would nurture and one day celebrate his unique gifts. 

His mother was a teenager, while his father belonged to a gang and has spent most of Tubbs’ life in state prison. Born and raised in Stockton, their Black son would grow up to become a politician capable of what so many are not: designing and implementing policy that humanizes people otherwise written off by society. That is the story of Stockton on My Mind, a new HBO documentary about a beleaguered city whose residents demonstrate remarkable resilience.  Read more…

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