Person

LaTosha Brown

Nationality:

American

Occupation:

Racial Activist

LaTosha Brown is an activist, nonprofit executive, and consultant who advocates for left-of-center policies about race. Brown states that the redistribution of wealth and power globally is at the core of her advocacy. 1

LaTosha Brown founded her consulting firm, Truthspeaks Consulting, in the mid-1990s. She holds speaking engagements and works with left-of-center nonprofit organizations on race issues. 2 3 Brown is also the cofounder of the Black Voters Matter Fund (Black Voters Matter), a nonprofit organization that seeks to increase Black voter participation and has been credited with helping several Democratic candidates win elections in Georgia. 4

Background

LaTosha Brown is a left-progressive activist and nonprofit consultant. She co-founded the Black Voters Matter Fund and the Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute, left-of-center advocacy organizations that oppose election integrity laws. Brown is also a board member of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the Southern Documentary Fund, and the U.S. Human Rights Network, the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center and is co-founder of the Until We’re Equal Fund. 5

On Brown’s website, she states that redistributing wealth and power globally is at the foundation of her advocacy and work. She also uses the identity politics concept of intersectionality to describe the rationale of her advocacy. Brown’s advocacy centers around Black people and how they can gain political and economic power. 6

Career

Black Voters Matter

In 2016, LaTosha Brown co-founded the Black Voters Matter Fund and the Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute. Black Voters Matter has been credited with helping Democratic candidates in Georgia win in the 2017, 2018, and 2020 elections. When asked about helping Georgia flip from a majority Republican to Democratic state, Brown stated Democratic candidates could “take” Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas in subsequent elections. 7

In an interview, Brown stated that increasing voter participation among Black Americans means wins for Democratic and, more specifically, progressive candidates, because Blacks are the “most” Progressive voters. 8 After Joe Biden won the 2020 general election, the group supported passage of the For the People Act and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Both bills would have restricted campaign speech and eliminated various election integrity practices. 9

In March 2021, LaTosha Brown organized a Black Voters Matter protest in Atlanta after the Georgia state senate passed SB 202, which included election integrity provisions. Brown called for boycotts of large corporations that were major employers in Atlanta and Georgia because they did not oppose the legislation. 10

Truthspeaks Consulting

LaTosha Brown is the founder and CEO of Trusthspeaks Consulting, a left-progressive for-profit organization that offers media and advocacy consulting. 11 In her speaking engagements, Brown discusses racial issues from a far-left point-of-view, advocating for the redistributing of wealth as a form of reparations for Black Americans. 12

References

  1. “About Latosha.” LaTosha Brown. January 30, 2019. http://www.mslatoshabrown.com/about/.
  2. “Latosha Brown.” Keppler Speakers. Accessed May 15, 2022. https://www.kepplerspeakers.com/speakers/latosha-brown.
  3. Wolfe, Dawn. “Year-Round Organizing for Abortion Rights and beyond Is the Goal of This New C4.” Blue Tent. December 24, 2021. https://bluetent.us/blog/until-we%27re-equal-fund-abortion-rights/.
  4. Callahan, Yesha. “Black History Now: Latosha Brown’s next Goal Is to Flip the Country.” Shondaland. November 2, 2021. https://www.shondaland.com/act/news-politics/a35432544/latosha-brown-black-voters-matter-interview/.
  5. “About Latosha.” LaTosha Brown. January 30, 2019. http://www.mslatoshabrown.com/about/.
  6. “About Latosha.” LaTosha Brown. January 30, 2019. http://www.mslatoshabrown.com/about/.
  7. Callahan, Yesha. “Black History Now: Latosha Brown’s next Goal Is to Flip the Country.” Shondaland. November 2, 2021. https://www.shondaland.com/act/news-politics/a35432544/latosha-brown-black-voters-matter-interview/.
  8. Callahan, Yesha. “Black History Now: Latosha Brown’s next Goal Is to Flip the Country.” Shondaland. November 2, 2021. https://www.shondaland.com/act/news-politics/a35432544/latosha-brown-black-voters-matter-interview/.
  9. “Black Voters Matter Co-Founder Latosha Brown Issues Statement Following White House Meeting with V.P. Kamala Harris.” Black Voters Matter Fund. July 16, 2021. https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/news/black-voters-matter-co-founder-latosha-brown-issues-statement-following-white-house-meeting-with-v-p-kamala-harris/.
  10. Gelles, David. “Corporations, Vocal about Racial Justice, Go Quiet on Voting Rights.” New York Times. March 29, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/29/business/corporate-america-voting-rights.html.
  11. “Home.” Truth Speaks Consulting. March 10, 2021. https://www.truthspeaksconsulting.com/.
  12. “Latosha Brown.” Keppler Speakers. Accessed May 15, 2022. https://www.kepplerspeakers.com/speakers/latosha-brown.
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