Our Team


LaTosha Brown

Position: Co-Founder and Executive Director
Categories: leadership

LaTosha Brown is an award-winning organizer, philanthropic consultant, political strategist and jazz singer with over twenty years of experience working in the non-profit and philanthropy sectors on a wide variety of issues related to political empowerment, social justice, economic development, leadership development, wealth creation and civil rights.

She is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, a power building southern based civic engagement organization that played an instrumental role in the 2017 Alabama U.S. Senate race. Ms. Brown is principal owner of TruthSpeaks Consulting, Inc., a philanthropy advisory consulting firm in Atlanta, GA. For more than 25 years, she has served as a consultant and advisor for individual donors, government, public foundations and private donors.

Throughout her career, Ms. Brown has distinguished herself as a trusted expert and resource in political strategy, rural development and special programming for a number of national and regional philanthropies. She is the founding project director of Grantmakers for Southern Progress.

LaTosha Brown

Co-Founder and Executive Director

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Cliff Albright

Position: Black Voters Matter Co-Founder
Categories: leadership

Cliff Albright is a co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund (and BVM Capacity Building Institute) which builds community and organizational capacity related to Black voting power. BVM received national attention in 2017 when they helped mobilize Black voters during the U.S. Senate race between Doug Jones and Roy Moore.

Since then, Cliff and the BVM team have travelled throughout thirteen primarily southern states in “The Blackest Bus in America” energizing voters and exposing voter suppression. Cliff has contributed articles to The New York Times, Politico, The Washington Post,

The Guardian and several other outlets and he has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC and other networks. He also hosts a weekly radio show in Atlanta and has served as an instructor of African-American Studies at several universities.

Cliff previously lived in historic Selma, Alabama, where he focused on bringing financial resources to Alabama’s blackbelt region. Cliff attended Cornell University, where he obtained his B.S. in Applied Economics and an M.P.S. in Africana Studies. He also has an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama and a 2020 Soros Equality Fellow.

Cliff Albright

Black Voters Matter Co-Founder

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Board Members

Tarana Burke

Founder/Thought Leader of Me Too Movement

Baye Adofo-Wilson

Counsel at Rainone Coughlin Minchello, LLC, Attorneys at Law

Former Deputy Mayor, Newark, NJ

Rukia Lumumba

Founder, People’s Advocacy Institute

Co-Creator at Electoral Justice Project