In a sudden (but not surprising) move, civil rights activist DeRay McKesson has officially put in a bid to run for mayor of Baltimore, Maryland.

The Baltimore native says that it’s a move he felt compelled to make based on the disappointing racial and political landscape of the city.

“Baltimore is a city of promise and possibility,” McKesson said an in interview with The Baltimore Sun. “We can’t rely on traditional pathways to politics and the traditional politicians who walk those paths if we want transformational change.”

The 30 year old, who first came to prominence as a powerful voice on social media during the riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, is the 13th and final candidate to enter the primary race.

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Planning to release his platform within the next week, the Deray is sure to bring a whole new set of rules to politics!

Read his full written letter explaining why he decided to run on The Medium.

We see you, DeRay.

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About The Author Samantha Callender

Samantha Callender is a multimedia journalist whose work ranges from entertainment journalism to pieces highlighting social issues in multicultural communities. Samantha strives to find intersects between entertainment and social matters, believing that pop culture has the power to not only entertain the masses, but to educate them as well. Her goal when storytelling is to write pieces that serve as a catalyst to prompt dialogue and activism. Her work can be seen on VIBE, The Source, Jet Magazine, The Root, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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