Atlanta Black Lives Matter activists are facing a challenge in negotiations with Mayor Kasim Reed because of emerging Atlanta activist Sir Maejor Page. Page has appeared on multiple media outlets and has given numerous interviews as president of Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta. Most recently, Page was in local Atlanta news after appearing at a press conference with Reed and Atlanta Police Chief George Turner making announcements on behalf of the Black Lives Matter activists. But according to Alicia Garza, a co-creator of the national Black Lives Matter network, “We do not have presidents of chapters. We do not have CEOs of chapters. That is not our ethos.”
This has not stopped Page from stating that he is the president of Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta and allegedly engaging in negotiations with Reed to halt protests in the city. The allegation came about as BLM activists walked out of a meeting with Reed earlier this week and Page stayed behind to continue a discourse with city officials. Recognized leaders within the BLM movement in the city are outraged that Page was able to insert himself into the movement with such ease.
According to Asia Parks, an organizer with the BLM affiliated group Rise Up, “He’s sending this message that nobody agrees with and he’s meeting with these powerful people.” On Facebook, Sir Maejor Page is linked to at least three profiles, one stating “President at Black Lives Matter Greater Atlanta,” a public figure page and a personal page. The organization Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta also has a website that follows a similar design template of other BLM organizations. Rolling out spoke briefly with Page, who stated that Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta is incorporated in the state of Georgia and the organization is doing powerful things. However, Page declined to give a phone interview but did state that he would give a face to face interview with rolling out as soon as his schedule permits.
Page is also an actor and model who appeared briefly in the hit TV show “American Horror Story: Coven.” His website as an actor and model states, “The World’s Sexiest Albino” and gives a resume of his work.