Mercedes Benz stadium eating away at the horizon I hate that big ass ugly piece of shit Pipes exhausting smoke particles as Cars drive past Engines cranking bodies modest, or flashy, loud, as bright lights and booming bases drown out the resistance of the unhoused Gentrification left behind the Ghosts of Black neighborhoods bulldozed over the decades of Black face in leadership Wakanda empty fists of solidarity painted over a Black mecca That aint lookin so Black The Jacksoning of Atlanta Washing whiter While it be the model city for the petit bourgeois Wealth gap growing wider than our inner . . .
and this city is a grave
“Atlanta showed me my first pig carriage in flames.
I am learning how to pour gasoline on discourse.”
— Mohammed al-Kurd . . .
Stacey Abrams: Bossed & Bought
In 2020, Stacey Abrams, Jon Ossof, and Raphael Warnock led a coordinated campaign to usurp and ultimately neuter massive amounts of radical potential from Atlanta’s grassroots community. Abrams, who’d just unsuccessfully taken on Brian Kemp for Georgia Governor in 2018, became the face of an effort to boost “minority” voter turnout for the 2020 elections, particularly targeting Black voters in the state. The issue of voting rights became synonymous with her name, and in fact with “saving democracy” as the Democrats framed it; Abrams surprise-opened the highly watched Verzuz battle between ATL rappers Gucci Mane and Jeezy to remind the . . .
Ruby Doris Smith-Robinson: A Tower of Strength
Despite the loss of her physical presence, there is not an African alive anywhere on earth who has not been touched by the legacy of her movement work. Her courage, determination, and commitment to lifting us higher are principles that will continue to inspire our movement for justice and forward progress. . . .