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A Black History Moment

By June Boyd
Guest Column

As we celebrate Black History Month, we must also celebrate the fact that the Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, much to the chagrin of white supremacists and Donald Trump.  Now we know who the true patriots are.  

January 6, 2021, a day we shall never forget, was an invasion of the white supremacists, the Proud Boys, the QAnons, all of those who had no regard for our political leaders or our government.

The bottom line, to Donald Trump, they were not protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement.

The year 2020 led off with COVID-19, and swept away so many good people, loved ones who deserved better.The good side of 2020 was Stacy Abrams and Latosha Brown and the other political leaders in Georgia who succeeded in combatting voter suppression and were a major force in electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to the presidency and vice presidency of the United States, respectively.

They did not stop with that victory. On January 5, 2021, they successfully elected Rev. Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff to the United States Senate, the first Black senator from Georgia and the first Jewish senator.  Another successful notch for Black History.
We are not through. This is just the beginning of a political revolution implemented by the black men and women in this nation.

This writer proudly acknowledges labeling cards for Rev. Warnock and John Ossoff that were sent to Georgia through one of our local unions in Toledo. The power of registration and voting.

We must respond to the white supremacists, QAnons and other groups who only want to disrupt rather than embrace.  We must do better, the thought of "my vote does not count” is no longer acceptable, or an option.

February 2021, Black History Month, can be the beginning of a continued movement relative to voting power.  For every young person age 17 or 18, please register to vote and carry the torch of black power.

In closing, former convicted felons, know that in the state of Ohio, you can register, or re-register after you have served your time, let your voice be heard.  Also, stay alive, wear your mask and get your vaccine; I have gotten mine.




Copyright © 2021 by [The Sojourner's Truth]. All rights reserved.
Revised: 02/11/21 09:13:34 -0500.

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