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Democratic candidates stump in downtown Athens

Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Wednesday made a campaign stop in downtown Athens alongside several other Democratic candidates. In addition to Abrams, speakers included candidates Janice Laws Robinson, Nakita Hemingway and Bee Nguyen...

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A reckoning on National Voter Registration Day

America is punishing Black women for turning out the vote. This isn't a new phenomenon. It is rooted in the failed acknowledgement of our contributions in gaining voting rights for Americans, and the mistreatment we experienced while doing so 100 years ago during the ...

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A recap of the debates

The three candidates seeking to become Georgia’s next Agriculture Commissioner took the debate stage Monday, sparring over nuisances that have besieged parts of the state and their readiness to guide the state’s powerhouse agriculture industry. The next commissioner will be tasked with leading Georgia’s top industry...

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Nakita Hemingway is the next generation of Black farmers

Growing up, I never imagined living on a farm and working the land as a possible future. As a poor Black kid in an urban community, farming was a foreign concept. So much of what I saw about farming felt overwhelmingly white, with little mention of Black farmers and their communities...

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Rural governance and legalizing cannabis 

Podcast Host Bakari Sellers is joined by Nakita Hemingway, a candidate for Georgia agricultural commissioner, to discuss governing a state’s food system, how the office can help Black farmers, and what cannabis legalization could do for the state of Georgia. Plus, prioritizing the food security of communities in need...

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Nakita Hemingway to run for Georgia Ag Commissioner seat

Nakita Hemingway, a Gwinnett farmer and entrepreneur, formally announced her run for Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture in Troup County on Saturday. Hemingway, a cut-flower farmer, Realtor, and mother of four, chose to announce her candidacy on Juneteenth​...

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