Daniel Blackman is a respected Human Rights and Climate Advocate, Policymaker, and Venture-Philanthropist who has committed his life to resource equity and political empowerment with the hope of uplifting and revitalizing America’s most vulnerable communities.
For over two decades, Daniel has given voice to the unseen, unheard, and unengaged communities left out of the dialogs surrounding the world’s biggest challenges.
Professionally, Daniel is an author, lecturer, policy advisor, and community advocate with 20-years of expertise specializing in civil/human rights issues, economic policy, and has been a leading voice in the global climate movement; working with over 100 domestic and international communities and organizations to diversify the climate movement. He served with the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan and Power Africa Initiative, and served as an advisor to the Congressional Black Caucus and EPA on Environmental Justice issues; and became one of 65 world leaders invited to Vatican City to discuss the global impact of the climate crisis ahead of the Paris Climate Accords.
Politically, Daniel Blackman was the 2020 democratic nominee for the Georgia Public Service Commission where he garnered more votes than any African American in Georgia history. In 2016, he became the first person of color to run for office in Forsyth County, Georgia, and played a pivotal role in memorializing a documented victim of racial violence in Forsyth, by working with the Equal Justice Initiative and community leaders on a historical marker which acknowledges lynching history. He continues to be a leading voice on meaningful dialogue about race and justice.
Daniel has been a guest lecturer at The United States Institute of Peace, Netroots Nation, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Tuskegee University, George Washington University, Howard University, Spelman College, and the University of Georgia.
Daniel Blackman has been featured on TV and radio including CNN, NPR, CBS Radio, CBS, Apple TV, PBS, and several podcasts and morning shows. Mr. Blackman has been featured in news publications including Grist, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Forbes, Slate, Rolling Out, and is a contributor for Forsyth County News.
Daniel is a board Member of the ACLU of Georgia and an alum of Clark Atlanta University.