Most conservatives have heard of Candace Owens. Candace Owens is a fierbrand conservative black commentator. She was a former Democrat and wants the world to know that the Democrat Party took advantage of the black community 50 years ago by promising votes in return.
So in addition to speaking, appearances on the Fox New Channel, and writing a New York Times bestseller called “Blackout,” she and former Tucson Arizona police officer Brandon Tatum founded BLEXIT.
BLEXIT has chapters in nearly every state and is now a national movement. These sections gathered together to hold a sell-out rally at St. Louis on Saturday. This was also in my area.
It was amazing, let me tell you.
Simply chill @1stPhormMy pal is listening @robbystarbuckAt @BLEXIT St. Louis. Amazing rapper @ZubyMusicYou just rocked our house. pic.twitter.com/5eFmfL7fNu
— Stacy Washington (@StacyOnTheRight) February 12, 2022
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What’s the Meaning of BLEXIT
Candace Owens describes BLEXIT as a “renaissance.” You might recognize the name playing off ‘Brexit’ – the movement to withdraw the UK from the European Union.
Then, where are black American leaving? Owens says, “BLEXIT is the black exit from the Democratic Party. It’s the black exit from permanent victimhood, the black exit from the false idea that we are somehow separate from the rest of America.”
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BLEXIT rank and file have taken the idea one step further. Martin Baker, Missouri State Director, put it this manner:
“BLEXIT is about empowerment. It is about the 3 F’s, faith, family, and freedom. Being able to believe in your own ability to think and support your family with respect, as well as celebrating the freedom of the most powerful nation on earth. BLEXIT can be used to solve modern problems. It doesn’t need to use doublespeak or political rhetoric. It is built on love of country.”
Represent @BlexitNYTo rally with @BLEXITFounder @RealCandaceOYou can Change the Narrative About African Americans. If you would like to join, please PM me🙏🏿💪🏿✊🏿 pic.twitter.com/f8UtVY1zzn
— Dion Jordan Powell, MPA (@DION_POWELL00) February 12, 2022
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Who’s BLEXIT, and Why Do They Matter?
BLEXIT itself isn’t more important than anything else. Who BLEXIT stands for. The rally was attended by approximately 1,200 people. BLEXIT’s majority members and volunteers were young black men and women, from across the country, who rejected the notion that African-Americans should embrace victimhood.
These young activists were from 41 different states. Some even traveled as far as California and Arizona.
BLEXIT began as a political organization and was held in an election year. Local politicians attended. Peggy Hubbard is an African-American woman running for the Senate of Illinois to challenge Tammy Duckworth.
“I’m here to let people know that it’s OK to be empowered, and its OK to leave the Democrat Party. Democrats have never been the party for minorities.”
BLEXIT is also drawing the curiosity of both young and old – I chatted with a few people about their interest in the event.
Frank Washington, an African-American man in his 60’s, told me, “I’m here with my wife, and I am curious to find out what BLEXIT is about.”
Donovan Lloyd, a black man in his 30’s, said, “I’m here to listen and learn. I’m familiar with Candace and I agree with a lot of what she has to say so I wanted to come see her and hear what she has to say.”
I was able to make my way right up to the stage to hear Larry Elder – who had just run a hard-fought race to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom.
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There’s more to it than just speakers and rallies
Candace Owens and Elder were also rally speakers. Robby Starbuck was the Tennessee congressional candidate. Brandon Tatum was co-founder BLEXIT. Zuby Gray and Bryson Grey are other BLEXIT cofounders.
Gray, you may recall, has spent a number of weeks at the top of the iTunes charts for his anti-Biden hit, “Let’s Go Brandon.”
BLEXIT sends the message to black Americans to not be dependent upon Democrats. However, it is also active in local communities. BLEXIT gave Thanksgiving meals to people in dire need. BLEXIT Missouri helped tornado victims in December.
BLEXIT North Carolina has instituted “parents night out.” While parents get some downtime, BLEXIT hosts a learning and fun event for kids. They can learn about history or take part in various learning activities.
Each chapter will host events this month to explain critical race theory, as well as the risks associated with it. BLEXIT also supports law enforcement.
BLEXIT is not covered by the media, nor are they taken seriously by social media. They both do it at their own peril.