Rashad Richey: The 1st analyst to call Georgia election for Ossoff and Warnock

While the Georgia runoff election remains too close to call for U.S. Senate hopeful Jon Ossoff, on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2021, CBS 46 News (WGCL-Atlanta) political analyst Rashad Richey predicted that both he and the Rev. Raphael Warnock would defeat their Republican rivals, Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, respectively, based on incoming results. During […]

Raphael Warnock wins Senate runoff election in Georgia

The Rev. Raphael Warnock has defeated incumbent Kelly Loeffler in their hard-fought Senate runoff race in Georgia, CNN and NBC have projected. With 98 percent of the votes counted, Warnock has secured 2,230,231 votes, or 50.6 percent, so far. Loeffler currently has 2,176,048 votes, which translates to 49.4 percent of the Georgia electorate. The race […]

Jon Ossoff sheds light on our criminal ‘injustice’ system

The stakes are high in Georgia’s runoff races for U.S. Senate. Republicans hold 50 seats and Democrats 48. If Georgia sends even one Republican back to Washington, the GOP keeps control of the Senate. If both Democrats – Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock – win, Democrats gain control because Vice President-elect Kamala Harris […]

Jon Ossoff’s plan to ensure HBCU students can graduate debt-free

Jon Ossoff has a dream – to make sure anyone who studies at a historically Black college or university, or a public college, graduates with no debt. “We can make four-year degrees at public colleges and HBCUs debt-free by expanding the Pell Grant program and we can relieve the burden of student loan debt for […]

Civil rights legend John Lewis is the voice in Jon Ossoff’s head and heart

If Jon Ossoff unseats Republican David Perdue in January’s run-off election, the 33-year-old Atlanta native will be the youngest member of the Senate and the only millennial. And he’ll look up to thank one man — his mentor and hero, civil rights legend John Lewis. In an interview with rolling out, Ossoff said Lewis has […]

Did you know ‘SpottieOttieDopaliscious’ is Jon Ossoff’s walk-on music?

Jon Ossoff’s walk-on music? “SpottieOttieDopaliscious” When’s the last time you voted for a White guy who knew anything about hip-hop? Yeah, Jon Ossoff probably isn’t hitting the club anytime soon, but he grew up imprinted by Atlanta’s music scene. “Hey look, I grew up listening to Atlanta hip-hop. I grew up listening to OutKast, you […]

President-elect Joe Biden desperately needs Ossoff and Warnock

Georgia is ground zero in a battle that will determine how effective President-elect Joe Biden can be over the next four years. If Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock win both seats in January’s runoff races, control of the Senate shifts to their party, handing Biden a lot more power and influence to push through […]

The stakes are high for people of color; Democrats must win US Senate runoff

Georgia’s runoff races for the U.S. Senate could shift that chamber’s balance of power. Rolling out’s Editor-at-Large Rashad Richey talks with Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff about his fight to topple Republican incumbent David Perdue. This is the first in a series covering what’s at stake. So Jon, there was a lot of excitement during the […]

Jon Ossoff’s appeal to young Black voters: ‘This is your Bloody Sunday’

The Summer of 2020 will go down in history for young Black voters as the Bloody Sunday of their generation, predicts Jon Ossoff, the Democratic nominee in a race for U.S. Senate. But the moment becomes defining, historically, only if voters exercise their power at the polls and kick Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler […]

Jon Ossoff discusses criminal justice reform and nationwide legalization of marijuana

With less than three weeks until the Jan. 5, 2021 election, rolling out’s Editor-at-Large, Rashad Richey, talks with Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff about police brutality and nationwide legalization of marijuana. This discussion is part of an exclusive series that delves into what’s at stake in Georgia’s runoff races for U.S. Senate. Rashad Richey: Let’s talk […]

Raphael Warnock: Ready for leadership

On Monday, Dec. 14, 2020,  in the heart of southwest Atlanta at the C.T. Martin Natatorium, early voting kicked off with a crowd. The night before, torrential rain had threatened to impede those eager to cast their ballots. However, as the polls opened, a line snaked out the door and the sun appeared. When U.S. […]

Jon Ossoff’s message connects to Black voters

One of the most iconic places and pivotal moments in the fight for civil rights is the backdrop for Jon Ossoff’s newest campaign ad called, “Selma.” Ossoff, the Democratic nominee facing Republican incumbent David Perdue in one of Georgia’s two U.S. Senate runoff races, walks part of the Edmund Pettus Bridge with a focus on […]

Georgia voters are standing for change

Sitting in a Birmingham, Alabama, jail on April 16, 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., reflected on the interrelatedness of all communities. He claimed a connectedness across boundaries, race and religion. As president of the SCLC, he had come from Atlanta to Birmingham to fight against injustice. He wrote that he was not […]