Category: Politics

The Black Women Organizers Who Turned Georgia Blue

“Strike” (2018). Hank Willis Thomas.

“When Georgia turned blue for Mr. Biden this year after record voter turnout, it validated the political vision and advocacy of a group of Black women who have led a decades-long organizing effort to transform the state’s electorate.”

Felicia Davis, Deborah Scott, Helen Butler, and Nse Ufot are some of the organizers who turned the tide in Georgia. Read about their wisdom, the damage done by viewing the South and southerners as a monolith, and the value of praxis over theory in protecting the democratic process.

Happy Birthday, Jimmy!

On October 1, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 96th birthday. In celebration, here’s Jimmy expressing his thanks to The Allman Brothers for their role in helping him become president.

“Gregg Allman was a very close friend of mine. If it hadn’t been for Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers I never would have been president. Bill Walden got the Allman Brothers to raise money for me. So they would have a concert in Pennsylvania or New York or New Hampshire and charge 15 dollars but the 15 dollars didn’t go to them the 15 dollars went to my campaign fund.”

https://www.wsav.com/news/video-jimmy-carter-if-it-hadnt-been-for-gregg-allman-i-would-not-have-been-president/amp/

Women Talking About

Stacey Abrams made history. But is deeply conservative Georgia ready to elect a black woman governor?

Source: John Bazemore/Associated Press

“But here’s the thing: To claim our victory, to write that next chapter and live those best lives, we have a lot of work to do. We have to reach out to those who do not believe their voices matter. Who have been disappointed again and again by promises made and never kept.”

Stacey Abrams, Democratic candidate for governor, Georgia.Primary victory speech.  May 22, 2018.