khalid kamau is a lifelong community activist. His name, lower-cased in the Yoruba African tradition, emphasizes the community over the individual and literally means "eternal quiet warrior." Born in the City of South Fulton, khalid's father, an accountant for Atlanta Workforce Development, and mother, manager of Grady's Bankhead clinic, instilled in him Christ's teaching that "whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me." Raised in District 6 and at the age of 13 staged his first demonstration – where his petition to include African nations in the predominantly black middle school's Olympics-themed "Field Day" became a full-fledged student protest covered by local news.
khalid helped organize the Atlanta chapter of #BlackLivesMatter and served as a Field Organizer for the Georgia House Democratic Caucus. In 2016, he was elected as an At-Large Bernie Delegate to the Democratic National Convention.