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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ voting advice resonates with millennials

Sean “Diddy” Combs is flanked by sons Justin and Christian Combs at the unveiling of his highly anticipated new fragrance, Sean John, at Macy’s Lenox Square on Thursday, September 8. 2016 (Photo Credit: Lauren Martinez for Steed Media Service)

Sean “Diddy” Combs is flanked by sons Justin and Christian Combs at the unveiling of his highly anticipated new fragrance, Sean John, at Macy’s Lenox Square on Thursday, September 8. 2016 (Photo Credit: Lauren Martinez for Steed Media Service)

In recent news, Sean “Diddy” Combs has been very vocal about African Americans taking charge of their community in reference to the current election. Combs is advocating for exercising voting rights and believes millennials will play a pivotal role on which candidate will take office next.

“I believe we shouldn’t give up our vote so easily. We should know what’s going to be happening and what’s being promised. It’s politics! If you vote for somebody, you want to get something in return that works for your community; that works with every community,” he says.

The U.S. electorate this year will be the country’s most racially and ethnically diverse yet. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Statistics, nearly one-in-three eligible voters on Election Day, a reported 31%, will be either Hispanic or Black. Unfortunately, thousands of African Americans still have no intention of voting for lack of wanting to partake in a system that’s  notorious for oppressing Blacks.

“We don’t deserve to be treated like that for our vote. We all honestly just want something for our kids. We’re so used to the struggle that we’re good and we can handle that, but what is going to change for our kid’s future? That’s the only thing that is going to change the conditions of their spirit and how we respect life and how we respect others if we have a future,” he adds.

Combs has declared the Black community is in a state of emergency and has been for some time now. He also feels that candidates running for office should speak more on the economic issues affecting Blacks, no matter what their racial background may be.

“They’re afraid to save the African American community and they are afraid to save African American kids. We have nothing to lose. In order to protect the future, you have to protect your vote,” says Combs.

Will you be voting this election year?

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2 Comments

  1. Sol Rothstein on September 24, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Sean -Diddy- Piddy – Combs, is only saying what MANY have said before…

    PRESIDENT oBie…shortchanged BLACK AMERICA…Hillary Clinton will do the same…

    Trump is the only answer for 2016 !!!

  2. Real Real Tho on September 26, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    I call BS on ANYBODY who will not vote or decides to vote for the Flim-Flam man and worst candidate for President in 70yrs, Donald “The Duck” Trump.

    Shortchanged is what will happen if we allow an austerity based, socially insensitive, exclusive and ridiculously conservative Republican party, to appoint Justices to both the Supreme Court and the lower Federal courts.

    And what happens when you hold your vote or throw it away on a 3rd party, at the detriment of the Democratic party, that has no chance of winning anything? We will see a Justice department headed and ran by ultra-conservatives, who may very well want to bring back and enforce the bigoted biases we’ve barely moved from today.

    Diddy ain’t no MF spokes person for you or me! This cat is looking for shine, that’s what he does! This BS about president Obama Shortchanged us, C’mon Maaaaan!!! President Obama has been hindered from day one with an obstructionist Congress, but still got 381line item bills passed thru…many of them to help families with incomes less than $50k (a large % of those families are African -American). More of us have health insurance than we did 8years ago (a large % African Americans suffered from lack of insurance and preventive medical care). And I got a great Tax break for my college tuition and costs.

    Know what’s really at stake here and get real about it. F*ck a rich celebrity–black or white–giving pie in the MF sky advice….this sh*t is real out here!!

    VOTE BLUE, VOTE HILLARY CLINTON!!