Diddy Launches New Political Organization For Black People Called ‘Our Black Party’

Diddy Launches New Political Organization For Black People Called ‘Our Black Party’ https://ift.tt/eA8V8J

Months after suggesting that Black people should hold their votes “hostage” in the 2020 election, Sean “Diddy” Combs is changing his tune.

The hip hop mogul announced that he is backing a new political organization that aims to center the voices of Black Americans in politics and push a radically Black agenda called Our Black Party.

In an interview with media personality Charlamagne Tha God, Diddy admits to being “irresponsible” for telling Black people to “hold our vote hostage” in an earlier interview.

“Couple of months ago, I told everybody, ‘Hold their vote hostage,’” Diddy said. “It would be irresponsible of me to have us hold our vote hostage but it would also be irresponsible of me to just let this moment go by. The world is watching—and [I’m doing] everything I can to make sure that going forth, that we’re a part of the narrative. That we own our politics.”

He also took to Twitter to relay the message and purpose of this initiative.

And in the process of getting his message across on Twitter, he made a clear choice in endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden but, to also hold him accountable as well.

Thus, introducing a non-partisan political party that is being developed to enhance the benefits of Black people.

According to the Our Black Party website:

Members of Our Black Party agree to center the needs of Black people and Black communities in their work as voters, advocates, and community leaders. At a minimum, members of Our Black Party commit to upholding several core values that include access to economic, educational, and legal equality.

In September, the founders of “Our Black Party,” Dr. Wes Bellamy and Mayor Candace Hollingsworth, talked about the goal of the group during an appearance on “Be Heard Talk.” Watch their interview below (starting at the 30:00 mark).

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