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Abrams Concedes Governor’s Race to Kemp, Pledges to Continue ‘the Fight’

“Let me begin by offering my congratulations to Governor Brian Kemp” is how Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams kicked off her concession speech the late night of November 11th surrounded by officers, friends and supporters. “Even though my (our) fight for Governor may have come up short, I’m pretty tall. Tonight, I am doing what is clearly the responsible thing. I am suspending my campaign for Governor.” With 100% of Georgia precincts reporting, Abrams received 45.85% or 1,809,765 popular votes while Kemp, the incumbent, picked up 53.44% or 2,109,210 popular…

Was Warnock-Walker Debate Too Much of the Latter, Not Enough of the Former?

On Friday, October 14, 2022, the much-anticipated debate between U.S. Senate candidate (for Georgia) and political novice Herschel Walker and incumbent Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock generated mixed responses from the hundreds who tuned in via various media and crowded restaurants, pubs, clubs and other public places holding watch parties locally, statewide and even nationwide. Predictably, heavyweights within the GOP which have poured tons of money and resources for Walker’s efforts characterized his performance from Savannah, Georgia as a “home run.” Even among non-supporters, many who witnessed the near hour- long…

Op Ed: The Last Free and Fair Election in the United States of America

By S. A. Miller The upcoming 2022 mid-term elections in November will be the most important election in the history of the United States for Black Americans.  With the greatest political and cultural divide the country has ever witnessed, and with countless issues feeding the divide, this election will go a long way to determine the future of the country as a whole, and the future of Black America in particular.  Quite literally, this could be the last free election the United States will ever see. In the sixties, Black…

Raising Up a New Generation of Dr. Kings

By Toney Collins At the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s martyrdom for the cause of justice and equality, I stood with other members of Georgia’s MLK Advisory Council at the former white supremacist stronghold of Stone Mountain and participated in the announcement of a new educational initiative to teach Dr. King’s non-violent principles to a new generation of Americans. There is no greater American authority on the destructive nature of violence than Martin Luther King Jr. There is also no better place to go for the cure to rising levels…

Atlanta Inquirer Slate – Georgia Vote 2022

For United States Senate Raphael Warnock (Incumbent) (Democrat) For Governor Stacey Abrams (Democrat) For Lieutenant Governor Charlie Bailey (Democrat) For Secretary of State Bee Nguyen (Democrat) For Attorney General Jennifer “Jen” Jordan (Democrat) For Commissioner of Agriculture Nakita Hemingway (Democrat) For Commissioner of Insurance Janice Laws Robinson (Democrat) For State School Superintendent Alisha Thomas Searcy (Democrat) For Commissioner of Labor William “Will” Boddie, Jr (Democrat) U. S. House of Representatives – District 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. U. S. House of Representatives – District 4 Hank Johnson U. S. House of…

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