Dr. Wes Bellamy, Author of “When White Supremacy Knocks, Fight Back! How White People can use their Privilege and How Black People can use their Power,” is the former Vice-Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the youngest person ever elected to the position. He currently serves as the Political Science Department Chairman at Virginia State University, the national Co-Chairman of the newly developed Our Black Party – a political platform focused on advancing the needs of Black people in America, and one of the Global thought leaders of the Millennial Generation. 

He developed a comprehensive plan, the “Equity Package,” which included nearly $4 million in aid for marginalized communities, and pushed it through city council. He is the founder of the Black Millennial Political Convention, a Convention focused on bringing together African American millennials from across the country to collectively use their power to create change. He has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, and has made appearances on CNN, MSNBC, PBS News Hour, NPR and On One with Angela Rye. […]

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Dr. Wes Bellamy is proud to offer the When White Supremacy Knocks, Fight Back!

Preorder your copy of The highly anticipated second release from Dr. Wes Bellamy. All pre-ordered copies will be signed and include a special message from the author! The official release date will be October 13, 2020 and will be available on Stokely’s Scribes Publishing and Amazon.”

When White Supremacy Knocks, Fight Back: How White People Can Use their Privilege and How Black People Can Use their Power explores the use of privilege and power by people who identify as White or Black to address the perennial challenge of our time.

In his second book, Dr. Wes Bellamy, former Vice-Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, challenges readers to do the deep, introspective work to examine privilege and harness power to fight back against white supremacy. […]

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2019 — South Carolina State University Young Alum of the Year

2018 — Higher Education Leadership Foundation Fellow

2018 — Transatlantic Leadership Inclusionary Leader (Paris, France)

2018 — German Marshall Foundation Fellow (Brussels, Belgium)

2017 — President Barack Obama Foundation Summit

2016– Omega Psi Phi “Citizen of the Year”

2016 — Virginia State Board of Education Appointee

2015 — National Alliance of Black Male Educators Newcomer of the Year

2014 — South Carolina State University Distinguished Alumni

2013 — Daily Progress Distinguished Dozen Community Citizen Award