January 12, 2018
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Atlanta’s new mayor is starting things off with a bang!
Keisha Lance Bottoms announced this week that her 38-member transition team would include, “local rappers, CEOs and educators.”
And among the rappers are T.I. and Killer Mike.
Both have added activist to their budding resume in the last few years. TIP most recently helping launch a protest against Atlanta’s Houstons restaurant for alleged discrimination. Killer Mike is mostly known for his endorsement of Bernie Sanders, encouraging folks to “bank black” and his incredible involvement in the most recent Alabama Senator election.
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Hey Alabama! All Alabama! I got a call from Ambassador #AndyYoung he is an OG and Mentor Of mine and he asked me to ask y’all to get out and Vote. To do that I brought out a heavyweight in the fight for civil rights and human dignity, Mrs Jane Elliot. We are encouraging y’all too hit the polls. @dougjonesforsenate is the guy we pulling for. ✊🏾✊🏻✊🏼✊🏿✊🏻✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏾✊🏻✊🏻✊🏼✊🏿💯 #IfYaHateTrumpProveItAndVote #AnEnemyOfYourEnemyIsAfriend #JaneBLookingGangsta #SheIsMySHEro #GoodPeopleMustDoSomething! #GoVOTE #ThenDemandSomethingForIt!
The other members of Mayor Bottoms’ team reportedly include, CEO and Chairman of UPS, the CEO of Delta Airlines Inc., an APS school board member, Senator Jason Carter, Ron Clark from the Ron Clark Academy and Raphael Warnock from the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.
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