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Welcome to Daniel Blackman’s official website, where passion meets action in the pursuit of a brighter future. Get to know Daniel’s inspiring journey and his relentless dedication to creating economic opportunities, equitable education, and a healthy environment for marginalized communities. Discover the driving force behind his commitment to building resilient communities that thrive for all.

Media: Live and In Action

Daniel Blackman delivered the opening for a post-screening discussion for  Descendent a documentary on descendants of the enslaved Africans on an illegal ship that arrived in Alabama in 1860 seeking justice and healing when the craft’s remains are discovered.

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Daniel Blackman discusses the path forward to building a just transition to net zero carbon emissions alongside a host of other panelist in Rational Middle’s “Net Zero: A Just Transition”.

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Immerse yourself in Daniel’s posts that tackle critical topics including environmental justice, improving government and community relations, diversity in the environmental movement, driving social change through collaboration, civil rights, social equity, and finding common ground. Be inspired by his powerful perspectives and join the conversation.

Sep 11, 2023 / Government and Community Relations

Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity: An Open Letter to the Families, First Responders, and Survivors of 9/11

On this solemn day, we pause to remember and honor the tragic events that unfolded on September 11, 2001. It has been more than two decades since that fateful day, but the memories of the lives lost and the indomitable spirit of those who stood tall in the face of adversity continue to resonate with us. With heavy hearts and deep gratitude, we write this open letter to express our profound thanks and to reflect on the enduring journey towards reconciliation.

Sep 4, 2023 / Social Equity

Working Hard, Staying Poor: Unveiling America’s Labor Day Realities

On Labor Day, as many Americans revel in a well-deserved respite from their daily toils, it's essential to cast a compassionate eye upon the millions of low-wage American workers who find themselves laboring while others celebrate. These individuals constitute the backbone of our economy, and their invaluable contributions demand recognition and fair compensation. Labor Day, with its roots in the labor movement's fight for basic workplace rights, serves as a poignant reminder of the ongoing struggle for workers' dignity. Poverty may take different forms in the United States compared to developing nations, but injustice remains a universal constant. The plight of working hard but staying poor is an injustice we must collectively address. Let us extend our gratitude to America's workforce for their unwavering dedication and resilience, recognizing that they deserve acknowledgment and equitable treatment not only on Labor Day but every day of the year.

Aug 29, 2023 / Civil Rights, Social Equity

Part 2 of 2 – Where do we go from Here: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, in a New American Century

As we enter a new American century, the ideals of "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" take on a fresh significance, guiding us in creating a future rooted in justice, equality, and human flourishing. "Life" urges us to address healthcare and environmental disparities, ensuring every individual's dignity. "Liberty" extends beyond freedom from oppression to dismantling systemic racism. "The Pursuit of Happiness" calls for inclusive spaces and economic opportunities. In a complex era, these principles remain steadfast, urging us to advocate for justice globally. Let's remember that these words, born from history, drive us to a future where everyone can thrive.

Aug 28, 2023 / Civil Rights, Social Equity

Part 1 of 2 – 60 Years since the March on Washington: Measuring our Moral Compass

Reflecting on the 60th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, we confront the progress and challenges of racial equality, environmental justice, and social equity. King's vision of unity still resonates as we navigate economic disparities, healthcare injustices, and threats to voting rights. This anniversary isn't just a nod to history; it's a call to fight present inequalities. We must address the interconnected struggles faced by marginalized groups and advocate for a just future. As we gather at the Lincoln Memorial, let's remember collective power and commit to realizing King's dream of equality and justice for all.

Aug 28, 2023 / Environmental Justice

Part 2 of 2 – From the Lower 9th Ward to Maui: Fighting Forward and Empowering Displaced Communities

In the aftermath of major storms and wildfires, the threat of disaster capitalism and climate gentrification looms large, exploiting the vulnerabilities of affected communities. From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to recent fires in Maui, these injustices persist. In this second part of our two part series we cover methods to counteract them. By educating themselves and others, building strong networks, demanding accountability, advocating for fair rebuilding, pushing for protective legislation, discussing climate reparations, and empowering through knowledge, we can create a future where justice and resilience prevail over exploitation. It is time to rewrite the narrative and build a world that truly cares for all its people, regardless of challenges faced.

Aug 27, 2023 / Environmental Justice

Part 1 Of 2 – From the Lower 9th Ward to Maui: Disaster Capitalism, Displacement, and the Exploitation of Vulnerable Communities

When big storms and fires hit, some people try to profit from the damage. This is called disaster capitalism. In this first part of a two part series we will take a look at what happens after major storms like Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and a fire in Maui. We will also talk about climate gentrification, which is when people can not afford to live in safe areas anymore. It is crucial that when places are rebuilt, they help the folks who live there and keep their homes secure. We should work together to stop disaster capitalism and make sure everyone can recover fairly from these big disasters.

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Immerse yourself in Daniel’s posts that tackle critical topics including environmental justice, improving government and community relations, diversity in the environmental movement, driving social change through collaboration, civil rights, social equity, and finding common ground. Be inspired by his powerful perspectives and join the conversation.

Daniel hosts a fireside chat with Martha Revelo at the Latino Leaders Summit

Daniel Blackman speaks with Martha Revelo about leadership, career development, and youth engagement at the GALEO Latino Leaders Summit on October 14, 2023. Martha Revelo is the Associate Director for Government Relations for Associations County Commissioners in Georgia (ACCG) and one of the recipients of the 50 most Influential Latinos in Georgia 2023. The Latino Leaders Summit is GALEO's annual leadership summit that focuses on enhancing the skills and knowledge of Georgia's Latin community.

Events, Press
Oct 3, 2023
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry speaks during a press event at the construction site of Vogtle Units 3 and 4 at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant on March 22, 2019 in Waynesboro, Ga.


WHEN GEORGIA VOTERS cast their ballots in the U.S. Senate runoffs, with Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock facing off against Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, they’ll also be weighing in on another statewide contest that had no clear winner on November 3: public service commissioner.

Nov 23, 2020

Will Georgia’s Notorious “White County” Vote for a Black Man?

Daniel Blackman is the first black person to run for office in Forsyth County, site of a bloody racial cleansing in 1912. The most controversial candidate on the ballot in my native Forsyth County, Georgia, about 40 miles north of Atlanta, is not Donald Trump. It’s Daniel Blackman, a Democrat running for the state senate, who is notable simply for being on the ballot at all.

Nov 28, 2016