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Black leaders may ask some mayoral hopefuls to bow out

The race for mayor in Boston intensified on Wednesday night as dozens of leaders and activists from the city’s African-American communities met behind closed doors and considered asking some candidates of color to abandon their campaigns and rally behind the remaining hopefuls.

Kevin C. Peterson, who helped spearhead the gathering at the Second African Meeting House of the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury, described the meeting as “pretty heated up” in an update outside the building halfway through the nearly four-hour session.

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