Diddy launches a political party called "Our Black Party"

Updated: Feb 10, 2021

Rapper, entrepreneur and businessman Sean Combs, better known as Puff Daddy or Diddy, is launching a political party called "Our Black Party". The political party's main focus will be uplifting the agenda of America's Black community.

Diddy has been politically active for some time now, in 2014 he was part of the "Vote or Die" campaign and earlier this year he told his followers that "the Black vote will not be free", meaning black people shouldn't vote for any politicians before they explicitly explained how they are going to help out black communities. Now he is taking it a step further with the launch of his own political party. He told the press:

“I’m launching one of the boldest movements that I’ve ever launched. It’s called Our Black Party. It’s time for us to have our own Black political party—unapologetically. Because right now, if you look at the debates, we’re not even a part of the conversation. We don’t have any political power, we don’t have any political leverage and so we started our Black party with some young, fearless Black activists, elected officials, and I’ve stepped up and put the money behind it."

In an interview with Charlamagne tha God, Diddy explained he is still supporting Joe Biden, but said its important to keep him accountable if he gets elected. Diddy’s main goal is getting Trump out of office, but he believes it's important that Biden makes it clear how he intends to improve quality of life for Black and brown people. Diddy also stated he is scared the US is on the brink of a race war, claiming that especially white people need to be scared.

Following the news of Our Black Party, the artist bLAck pARty tweeted a request for Diddy to change the name.


Source: Complex