Khalid Kamau, a leading Black Lives Matter activist and democratic socialist, won his city council race in South Fulton, Georgia.
(Following the Yoruban African tradition, kamau prefers the lower-case spelling of his name, according to the biography on his campaign website.)
The attorney and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Atlanta was also a former national convention delegate for the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and defeated Council District 6 opponent Charlean Parks, 67 to 33 percent.
He has worked as an organizer in Atlanta’s “Fight for $15,” the labor union-backed minimum wage campaign, as well as for the Georgia state House Democratic Caucus.
As a city council candidate, kamau campaigned on a platform of helping families earn a living wage and obtain affordable housing.
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