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GEORGIA NAACP JOINED THE BLACK MEN MARCH ON THE CAPITOL TO HIGHLIGHT BLACK MEN VOTE THE INITIATIVE

The Importance of the Black Vote cannot be understated in the Midterm Election. Further, the key demographic of Black Men will be the key in all races in the Georgia Election. On Saturday October 1st, 2022, the Georgia NAACP joined with numerous voting rights and civil rights groups in marching on the Georgia Capitol to highlight the power of the Black Male Vote and the issues that are key to that important demographic.


“This is a march, it is not a parade,” said L.A. Pink, President of Street Groomers, during the Black Man March. Dozens of supporters for causes ranging from police violence to voter’s rights took to the streets in protest and made their way up Capitol Avenue. “We want to display the power and the change when we step into the streets.”


Fulton County Commissioners for District 6 Khadijah Abdur-Rahman joined the March.

She said "there is a concerted effort to silence your voice, you better believe it,” said Abdul-Rahman to the crowd inside Freedom Plaza across Capitol Avenue from the Georgia State Capitol. “And in order to silence your voice they have to be worried that your voice is strong. They have to be worried that you represent something, because if you didn’t represent something nobody would be trying to silence you.” Rahman went on to say, “Don’t believe the hype that tries to divide us.”


Georgia NAACP President Griggs waved a large ‘Black Lives Matter’ flag throughout the march. He told crowd that there are many issues of interest to Black male voters and some of those issues were being represented during the march. “A lot of candidates are talking about the Black male vote, well we are bringing it to the place where the laws are made. It is important that the voices of all voters are heard and we are uplifting the voices of Black Men directly to the lawmakers.”

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