October 27, 2023
The Black Slate Inc. Detroit
On October 17th, 2023 at approximately 4:14pm Adam Hollier announced his second candidacy for Congress, seeking to oust Shri Thanedar for the seat of US Representative for Detroit Michigan’s 13th District.
He chose to make his announcement at the Historic Shrine of the Black Madonna on Linwood in Detroit. His choice of place for his announcement says a lot about who Adam is. A man who knows and respects the strong legacy of Black political representation that was born from this place. A place that fosters the belief of “if we work together, if we stand together, we win”. This is the place of Coleman Young, of Barbara Rose Collins, of Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick of Joann Watson. This is the place where representation matters.
Adam shares a sacred trust for those who have come before him. Because of his knowledge of our history, of Detroit’s History, of his Family’s history, Adam also knows who he is. We need Adam!
Adam Hollier is a product of Detroit. He has that “Don’t quit” mentality of Mr. Burt, my middle school math teacher, who constantly drilled this mantra into our young minds. He has a love for where he comes from, like my brother Terence who reps Detroit no matter where he is in the world. He has the full support of his wife Dr Krystle Woods Hollier, PhD, LP., a sacred woman who is dedicated to healing. Adam is a servant, like Coach Khinde of the Shrine, there anticipating what needs to be done next, and then executing, while shouting “put me in the game”. We need Adam!
In the words of Warren Evans, Wayne County Executive, supporter of Adam Hollier, “aside from all that, Adam is qualified”. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Cornell University in Industrial and Labor relations. Adam, earned his Masters Degree from the University of Michigan in Urban Planning. As a State Senator for Detroit’s 2nd District, Adam was focused on creating policies that strengthened our neighborhoods. He brought in dollars that were used for career and business development, education and public safety. Aiming to make Detroit a whole and vibrant community for all of its citizens. As a State Senator, Adam accomplished much through building coalitions.
The Black Slate has a history of endorsing Adam for elected office. “We have built a relationship with Adam for more than 12 years,” says Kandia Milton, Chairman of the Black Slate, Inc Detroit. “Over the years he has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to representing the interest of his constituents -Detroiters. And he has delivered!”. His knowledge, optimism, and dedication to service, has earned him the Black Slate Inc Detroit’s 2nd endorsement for Congress.
We make this endorsement early, and purposefully. “For 50 years the Black Slate has been at the forefront electing candidates who are capable and have our best interest at heart,” says Milton. “Our decision to endorse Adam early was strategic and consistent with our mission and history of ensuring that we elect the best candidates for our community.” It is our full intention to see that Adam is our US Representative because we fully believe that he can do the Job, and do it well. We seek to engage you, our City, to support this political strategy. Doing so ensures that we regain a seat of power at the preverbal table, that we have someone looking out for our interest. We need to ensure that we don’t dilute our political power but instead demonstrate a show of force and political strength. We need Adam!
Written by Ashanti Kafi, Kandia Milton.