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By Liz Courquest-Lesaulnier, Word in Black

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and Georgia election workers Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman are “steering this nation to safety.”

Malcolm X’s declaration that the most disrespected and unprotected person in America is the Black woman continues to be a prophecy.

We need only look at the example of Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis, who is leading the criminal investigation into Donald Trump’s — and 18 other people’s — alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. Or recall the treatment of Shaye Moss and her mother, Ruby Freeman, the two brave election workers in Georgia who Trump falsely accused of committing voter fraud.

Their courage reflects the long tradition of Black women leading the charge for civil rights, particularly the right to vote— and doing so in the face of intense harassment and violence.


The vitriol aimed at Willis for doing her job reflects the broken soul of a nation steeped to its core in anti-Blackness.

On X (formerly known as Twitter), Chanel Rion, the chief white house correspondent for the right-leaning One America News Network wrote that Willis is the “Cheap Backroom Plea Bargain Harlot of Fulton County.”


However, Willis continues to show up and lead this historic investigation. Her clear message: No one is above the law.

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Unfortunately, some Black voters were unsurprised by Trump’s actions.

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