LaKesha Hicks

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

LaKesha “Onyx” Hicks is a motivational speaker, actress, author, activist, and advocate for racial equality. Hicks is the co-director of the organization Our Black Party for the Commonwealth of Virginia, which aims to abolish all systemic and community-based racism, as well as call for more community compliance against the matter. She also currently serves as the vice president for the Portsmouth chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) [6].

Key Issues

Gun Policy

Hicks wants to take action to end gun violence by changing the community [3].

Communication

Hicks advocates for opening dialogue and communication with people with opposing opinions [6].

Public Health

Hicks believes self-acceptance is key in fighting burnout and depression and has written a book entitled “Self Love Club: Party of One” [6].

Civil Rights

Hicks works to fight racism and supports candidates who share and represent the ideas and values of the Black community [2, 6].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 VPAP 
2 Facebook 
3 13NewsNow 
4 WAVY 
5 WTKR
6 Digital Journal  
7 Instagram