Hundreds of Black candidates are running in this year’s election cycle — and many are looking to make history as the first Black elected official in their respective races.
“I’ve never seen a crop of more talented, hard-working and viable Black candidates than I have seen in this election cycle,” said Tolulope Kevin Olasanoye, political director of The Collective PAC, an organization working to build Black political power.
“I think the tide really shifted after George Floyd was murdered,” Olasanoye continued. “A lot of Black folks around the country have been looking around to find folks who they could support, who they could get behind to run for office, and started looking in the mirror and seeing what President Obama always said, which is: We are the change we have been waiting for.”
Now, he added, Black candidates “are running…