Stacey Abrams explains to 21 Savage why she’s against using lyrics in court

ATLANTA – Stacey Abrams is siding with the artists. The Democratic candidate for the gubernatorial race in Georgia hosted a community discussion with media mogul Charlamagne Tha God, rapper and philanthropist 21  Savage and civil rights attorney Francys Johnson on Sept. 8. The discussion touched on a wide range of topics, including from Abrams’ plan […]

Jussie Smollett among honorees during Atlanta Black Pride Weekend (photos)

Many public figures were honored during the 2022 Atlanta Black Pride Weekend‘s annual Pure Heat Community Festival at Piedmont Park over the Labor Day Weekend. This year’s honorees included Jussie Smollett, Kandi Burruss, Joseline Hernandez, Natalie Nunn and Stasha Sanchez. Smollet received the first Alvin Ailey Trailblazer Award. Burruss received the Humanitarian award; Nunn got […]

Stacey Abrams running for governor of Georgia, again (video)

Political superstar Stacey Abrams has officially announced that she is going to enter the Georgia gubernatorial race in 2022. This will be the second time that Abrams, 47, will run to be the chief executive of Georgia after she barely lost to the current governor, Brian Kemp, in November 2018. Abrams made the announcement in […]

Say what? Donald Trump said Gov. Brian Kemp should be replaced by Stacey Abrams

Donald Trump is so disgusted with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp that he would not mind if former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams replaced him in the next election. Trump is still steaming over the fact that Kemp did not do enough, in Trump’s opinion, to help hand the state of Georgia to Trump in the […]

Book of the Week: ‘While Justice Sleeps’

Avery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to hold her life together–excelling in an arduous job with the court while also dealing with a troubled family. When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn–the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases–has slipped into a […]

Gayle King torched for asking Stacey Abrams about her ‘dating situation’

Gayle King has a peculiar way of asking personal questions that rankles the sensibilities of many audience members. The marquee host of “CBS This Morning” did it again when she inquired about the dating life of esteemed political savant Stacey Abrams. King slickly used the fact that Abrams has authored eight romance novels, promoting her […]

Stacey Abrams’ romance novels to be rereleased

Stacey Abrams came to national fame during her 2018 Georgia gubernatorial run and becoming a voting rights advocate and staunch supporter of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris thereafter. However, many may not know that the Democratic politician used to be a romance novelist, and some of her writings are about to be […]

Major League Baseball moves All-Star Game from Atlanta over state’s voting law

Major League Baseball is the first major sports organization to react to Georgia’s new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run. MLB announced on Friday, April 2 that it was moving this summer’s All-Star Game from Atlanta’s Truist Park. The game had previously been awarded to Atlanta in […]

Stephen A. Smith releasing a docuseries exploring the accomplishments of HBCUs

ESPN sports anchor Stephen A. Smith and his Mr. SAS Productions (“Stephen A’s World,” “Why Not Us?”) are producing an upcoming documentary series called “Black Excellence” examining the legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. According to Deadline, “Black Excellence” will explore HBCUs’ impact across American politics, business, culture, sports and entertainment. The documentary will […]

Stacey Abrams launches campaign to combat racial inequities with vaccine

Stacey Abrams finds it incomprehensible that the communities and regions most ravaged by the pandemic in Georgia have been getting the lowest percentages of vaccines and resources. According to the data that Abrams’ Fair Count has gathered, Southwest Georgia has been an “epicenter for the state’s troubled vaccine rollout.” African Americans make up more than […]

Black film critics to honor Mariah Carey, George C. Wolfe and Stacey Abrams

Singer Mariah Carey, politician and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams, director George C. Wolfe and Netflix will be the special achievement honorees at this year’s 12th annual African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Awards. The AAFCA’s special achievement honors are presented to salute the excellence of a body of work and recognize noteworthy contributions in […]

Stacey Abrams nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Former Georgia governor Democratic candidate and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The Georgia politician was chosen because of her work to promote nonviolent change through the ballot box and has been credited with turning Georgia blue and helping Joe Biden win the state in his Presidential run. […]

The year of the Black woman: We salute you

As a mother of two little girls, I’m continually instilling in them the importance of recognizing the beauty and intelligence they possess. Our history reflects the mistreatment of people of color and how our rich melanin pigmentation is considered unattractive and threatening. Through slavery and civil rights, Black women have been at the forefront in […]

Stacey Abrams running neck and neck with Brian Kemp for 2022 gubernatorial race

Political superstar Stacey Abrams is reportedly running neck-and-neck with incumbent Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in a poll for the gubernatorial race in 2022. The former Georgia state representative has been hailed as a hero nationwide for developing a behind-the-scenes strategy to successfully flip Georgia blue for the first time in 29 years. The feat greatly […]

Stacey Abrams attacked in racist tweet by UT Chattanooga football coach

Racial animus is unquestionably at an all-time high in the United States of America. The spectacle of the mob storming Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 as Congress convened to count the votes from the Electoral College was shocking, but not an outlier event. There are a plethora of other examples that provide compelling evidence of […]

What Stacey Abrams means to Spelman College, Georgia and beyond

There’s a line in the beloved Spelman College hymn that reads, “Beacons of heavenly light, Undaunted by the fight,” and Stacey Abrams embodies every word of that powerful phrase. A Spelman College graduate in the class of 1995, Abrams is living a life dedicated to public service, justice and advocacy — fighting for those who […]

3 reasons Stacey Abrams will be relevant beyond 2020

With the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election still undecided, politician Stacey Abrams is among the trending topics on Twitter this week, where thousands are recognizing her and her work in Georgia. Abrams ran unsuccessfully against Republican Brian Kemp in 2018 for governor of Georgia, but “unsuccessful” is not a word to describe Abrams’ […]

200K Georgia voters wrongly removed from rolls, report states

Nearly 200,000 citizens in Georgia were wrongly removed from the voting rolls in the last election, according to a study that was released on Wednesday, Sept. 02, 2020. Experts conducted a study called “Advanced Address List Hygiene,” a method of residential address verification that was paid for by the nonpartisan journalism group, Palast Investigative Fund. […]

Ed Reed of Fair Count breaks down the 2020 Census and its true impact on you

Fair Count is a nonprofit organization started by Stacey Abrams with the mission to achieve fair and accurate calculation of the hard-to-count populations in the 2020 Census. Virginia native, Ed Reed, currently serves as the program director and staff liaison for the Black Men Count initiative at Fair Count. He has over a decade of […]