In this episode of Truth’s Table, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina are joined at the table with LaTosha Brown and Fenika Miller from The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium and Black Voters Matter to talk about Black political power.
LaTosha Brown is an award-winning visionary thought leader, institution builder, Cultural Activist and Artist, and Connector. She is a nationally recognized, “go-to” expert in Black Voting Rights and Voter Suppression, Black Women’s Empowerment, and Philanthropy.
Her voice is the nexus between the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Power Movement, and Black Lives Matter.
“There is power in my voice! It is a divine gift that I use to connect different worlds. I bridge the philanthropy world to the grassroots community, traditional politics to grassroots politics, and practitioners to the scholarship of movement building.”
LaTosha is the Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter, Black Voters Matter Fund and Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute. These initiatives are designed to boost Black voter registration and turnout, as well as increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities.
LaTosha is also the Visionary, Founder and Co-Anchor of a regional network called the Southern Black Girls & Women’s Consortium. This is $100 million, 10-year initiative to invest in organizations that serve Black women and girls. The goal of the consortium is to create a new approach to philanthropy by allowing every component of the program, inception to execution, to be created by Black girls and women in the South.
To learn more about LaTosha, please visit www.ms.latoshabrown.com
Fenika Miller is an accomplished professional and community leader with over three decades of experience in both private and governmental sectors
Introduced to service at a young age, Fenika is actively involved in the community. She is an inspirational leader who is able to inspire action and build coalitions of people from diverse backgrounds to implement positive social change. Fenika believes that opportunities belong to all of us, and that when equipped with the right skills, each of us possesses the ability to lead change. Her advocacy centers on economic stability, educational opportunity, and access to healthcare and housing. In 2012, she founded a nonprofit service organization committed to raising civic and policy awareness among women, girls, and community stakeholders, as well as, to encourage diverse voices in decision-making positions. Her vision is to live in a state and community where every woman and girl has the opportunity to lead, succeed, govern, and prosper in every area of their lives. Respected as a credible voice in the community, Fenika earns a seat at the table wherever she serves.
Fenika holds an MBA from Wesleyan College and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from THE Fort Valley State University. She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Robins, Acting Chair of the Development Authority of Warner Robins, and is a business mentor for SCORE-Middle GA. Fenika is also the proud owner of Succeed Cowork – an inclusive co-working community and entrepreneur incubator for women of color.