Category Archives: Politics

GA STAND-UP Opens Movement Center, a Think Hub For Change

By Jannah Bolds
EIC, The Bold Opinion



A place to organize and mobilize.

Georgia STAND-UP, a non profit community engagement organization, has officially opened the doors to a new space dedicated to facilitating Georgia’s next political movements.

The Movement Center is a 9500 sqft, multi-purpose facility designed to address the critical needs of Atlanta’s marginalized communities by providing the necessary resources for mobilization. Deborah Scott, Chief Executive Officer of GA-STANDUP sat to speak with us about the organization’s meaning and intent for the community.

“I was mentored by some of the icons of the civil rights movement–Reverends Joseph Lowery, James Orange, and C.T. Vivian among them–they all emphasized the need to do more than just advocate, the
need to build permanent community-serving institutions,” said Scott.

The Movement Center offers all that in a cultural environment that lifts up African American heritage, robust personalities, martyrs, and aspirations. It is functionally innovative, and available for multi-purpose use.

GA STAND-UP grand opening in Atlanta

To learn more about GA STAND-UP, please visit their website and follow them on social media to put boots-on-the-ground and get involved.

Atlanta Launches Inaugural LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee

By Jannah Bolds
EIC, The Bold Opinion



The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office rolled out a new effort to ensure cases involving LGBTQ+ persons are handled properly. Today, twenty-eight advisors were publicly introduced to fulfill the committee’s mission; community safety for all.

The City of Atlanta already has an LGBTQ+ Advisory Board that makes recommendations to the Mayor that assist with policies to enhance engagement with the LGBTQ+ community. However, the DA’s effort will solely concentrate on crime and safety.

Deputy District Attorney Will Wooten, who spearheaded this initiative, found an opportunity to reduce crime in the community because of his own fear of retaliation for being gay.

“We wanted to make sure we intentionally included from every letter in LGBTQ+ and include people form communities of color because the dynamics are different,” said Wooten.

To learn more about the Fulton County DA’s initiative, visit them online or follow them on social media.

New Andrew Young Exhibit and Book Release in Celebration of Icon’s Ninetieth Birthday

By Jannah Bolds
EIC, The Bold Opinion



Yesterday, The Millennium Gate Museum premiered a special exhibit and book release in honor of Civil Rights icon, Andrew Young’s ninetieth birthday.

The exhibit, as well as the book, “The Many Lives of Andrew Young”, written by Ernie Suggs, tells the inspirationally dramatic story of Ambassador Young as tribute to and chronicle of the life of a man whose service and activism helped mold the face of modern American society.

“When at the close of my Administration in January 1981, I awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Andrew Young and I cited his lifetime of dedication to human rights. Andy is a great man and a national treasure.”

President Jimmy Carter
Ernie Suggs, Author The Many Lives of Andrew Young

The book features hundreds of full-color photos that capture the life and times of Andrew Young as he journeyed across the political spectrum. Additionally, the exhibit itself provides viewers an in-person experience of Ambassador Young’s life by displaying personal items, memorabilia, and study material.

Although Power The Vote started its efforts in Georgia, a battle ground state that flipped blue in the 2020 Presidential Election, the team has taken what they’ve learned and is applying it to other states that have experienced voter suppression in their communities.


The Millennium Gate Museum will display Ambassador young’s exhibit until June 11th, 2022 and The Many Lives of Andrew Young is now available for purchase at local retailers and online.