Ain’t God Good: Rev. Raphael Warnock Makes History Becoming Georgia’s First Black Senator

by Taylor Handberry Staggers

January 6, 2021

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You can call him Reverend Senator Doctor Warnock, thank you. Raphael Warnock has made history, becoming Georgia’s first Black Senator.

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This news comes after Warnock beat Georgia’s incumbent Senator, Republican Kelly Loeffler, in a nailbiting runoff last night.

The Atlanta native is a graduate of Morehouse College and resides as pastor of the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, both things he has in common with the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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This significant moment comes just a few months after Kamala Harris was the first Woman and African American to be elected as Vice President of the United States.

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Making this election even more eventful, there is another runoff underway for Georgia’s second Senate seat. John Ossoff, a former aid to the late Congressman John Lewis, is battling to unseat incumbent David Perdue.

Though Georgia has historically been a Republican safe zone, the Peach State flipped “blue,” as young and Black voters turned out in unprecedented numbers this election season.

Join us un congratulating Rev. Sen. Dr. Repheal Warnock!

 

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