America’s 2020 general election placed Georgia and its hardworking organizers center stage. The prevailing question on everyone’s mind: how did Georgia, a state in the country’s deep south, turn blue? To really unpack the answer to this question, all eyes turned to the state’s preeminent organizers. Stacey Abrams, Latosha Brown and Helen Butler are the big names representing the organizers throughout the state who developed a largely Black woman-led multi-issue coalition. And they started well before the rest of the country had even begun to think about the 2020 election.

But even as their work is being put on display…

Merely electing Democrats to power will not eradicate the abuse of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement. The rallying cry to vote in November demonstrates the continued and unyielding lack of accountability necessary to achieve true racial equity in America.

As the fight for Black lives rages on it is time to take a critical look at the way we engage Democratic elected officials. Black Americans have long dedicated themselves to the Democratic party. But the Democratic party has never returned the favor.

We’ve seen it time and time again. Tweets, Facebook statuses and articles alike that prop…

It has become cyclical: A Black person is murdered. The protests begin. The demands are made. The righteous anger of Black people sets in, and the real uprising begins.

When does it stop? When does this burden stop being the burden of Black Americans alone? We didn’t create the problem, so we cannot solve the problem.

Black Lives Matter. We know this. It is not revolutionary for non-Black people to say this. What are non-Black people risking by sharing this in their virtue-signaling tweets? Nothing. …

Carlisa N. Johnson

I write to share knowledge, promote dialogue, and create action.

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