The hip-hop radio show host and rapper, Charlamagne Tha God has been critical of President Donald Trump since the 2016 Presidential elections and continues to ride the wave of support for Democrats across the U.S. In the days before the 2018 Midterms, the Moncks Corner, South Carolina-born media personality revealed he had executive produced a documentary regarding the election campaign of Bakari Sellers in his home state. Sellers originally made headlines in South Carolina when he was the youngest African-American elected to the State House of Representatives.
The documentary is titled, “While I Breathe, I Hope” and follows Sellers as he attempts to win the 2014 election for Lieutenant Governor of a state which had not elected a Democrat to an elected office since 2006. Worse still for Bakari Sellers was the realization an African-American had not been elected to any office since the 1870s. The documentary becomes even more powerful when the battle over the Confederate Flag flying over the State Capitol building erupts in the months prior to the election taking place.
Charlamagne Tha God believes the documentary is an uplifting experience for all people to watch despite the fact Sellers failed to win the position of Lieutenant Governor because of the success he has achieved since. Bakari Sellers had been a prominent Democrat for many years but he came to national attention for his measured and thoughtful response to the 2015 Charleston, South Carolina shooting. See This Article to learn more.
As a rising star of the Democratic Party in the U.S., Bakari Sellers spoke at the National Convention of the party in 2016 which Charlamagne Tha God believes provides a fitting climax to the documentary which tells an important story for all people to enjoy.
Charlamagne Tha God is a household name in entertainment. As one of the co-hosts of the hip-hop morning show, ‘The Breakfast Club,’ on iHeartRadio.
Charlamagne is also a writer and has a book titled “Black Privilege; Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It” which ranked sixth in the New York Times of bestselling hardback nonfiction on May 7 2017. Another book Charlamagne Tha God has written is titled “Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me“.