‘He Can Say What He Wants to, But Prove It’: War of Words Between Former Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta NAACP President Lights a Fire Under Mayoral Race

A war of words between Atlanta’s NAACP chapter president Richard Rose and mayoral candidate Kasim Reed has heated up as the city of Atlanta prepares to elect its next mayor. On Oct. 20, Rose issued a scathing letter criticizing Reed’s record as mayor from 2010 to 2018 and urged Atlanta voters to “choose wisely.” Reed says, “90 percent of what they wrote was overwhelmingly false.”