Diddy is launching his own political party, “Our Black Party,” he announced Friday.
The music mogul said he’s creating the Black political party with a mission that includes advancing “a political agenda that addresses the needs of Black people” ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
“I’m launching one of the boldest things I’ve ever launched. I’m launching a Black political party with some young Black elected officials and activists,” he tweeted. “It’s called @OurBlackParty, it doesn’t matter if you are Republican or Democrat…”
The rapper and producer’s “NUMBER ONE priority is to get (Donald) Trump out of office. HE HAS TO GO,” he tweeted. “We can’t allow this man to continue to try and DIVIDE US. The people that have the most responsibility and should be SCARED TO DEATH of this man are white people. WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF A RACE WAR.”
He added that instead, we “need to get (Joe) Biden in and hold him accountable.”
“It would be irresponsible of me to have us hold our vote hostage,” he tweeted. “But it would also be irresponsible of me to let this moment go by and not make sure going forward we are doing what it takes to own our politics.
What inspired the him to get political? He writes that it’s his frustration with the idea that Black people “aren’t even a topic of real discussion.”
The NUMBER ONE priority is to get Trump out of office. HE HAS TO GO. We can't allow this man to continue to try and DIVIDE US. The people that have the most responsibility and should be SCARED TO DEATH of this man are white people. WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF A RACE WAR.
— Diddy (@Diddy) October 16, 2020
“We can no longer stand for doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. That’s insanity! It’s time we unify.”
There’s already a website for Our Black Party, OurBlackParty.org. A message on the site, which is soliciting contributions from backers, says, in part, that the party “exists to advance a political agenda that addresses the needs of Black people. We envision an America where Black people are liberated and participate freely in the political, economic, and social systems that work together for our benefits.”
The party says it will “power the Black political agenda by developing a coalition of people and organizations committed to building Black political power and fiercely advocating for radical change that dramatically improves the quality of life for Black people in America.”