Founder and Chairman of the Black Americans for a Better Future Fund Raynard Jackson noted on Tuesday that a diversity of viewpoints exists within the black community.
"Who told corporate America and the liberal media that Stacey Abrams speaks for the main rank and file of the black community? She doesn't," he declared during a press conference co-hosted by his organization and the Georgia Black Republican Council.
Dr. Lisa Babbage of the Georgia Black Republican Council shared the same sentiment: "Let us not forget that we are family black America. But Stacey Abrams and activists like her are not monolithic voices for our community," she said.
Jackson and others noted that Major League Baseball's move to shift its All-Star Game away from Atlanta will deprive local businesses of a prime financial opportunity.
The league's choice to move the game came as an expression of opposition to an election-related law passed in the Peach State, but Jackson said that Abrams, who has decried the legislation, had lied about the bill.
The CEO's of both Delta and Coca-Cola have publicly expressed opposition to the legislation, but Jackson wants businesses like the MLB, Delta and Coca-Cola to engage with those who offer a different perspective.