Diddy: Blacks 'Shortchanged' by Obama; Hillary's Avoiding the Community

“It's Time to Turn Up the Heat – Hold Your Vote”

 

Sunday Sept. 4, super producer turned mogul, Sean 'Diddy' Combs sat with Rev. Al Sharpton on Politics Nation and revealed his dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama's progress [or lack thereof] in the African American community.

We put President Obama in the White House. When I look back, I just wanted more done for my people. You put somebody in office, you get in return the things that you care about for your community.

- Diddy on President Obama

Diddy mentions, by no means does he mean any ill towards the first African American US president, but at the end of the day - "this is politics".

Rev. Al Sharpton inquired about Diddy's advice to the current candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and he wishes they simply: "Pay attention and speak to young people." Most importantly, to the disenfranchised Black community.

I hope she starts to directly talk to the black community. It really makes me feel almost hurt that our issues are not addressed and we're such a big part of the voting block. [After all] the Black vote is going to decide who is the next president of the United States.

- Diddy on Hillary

Closing his argument Diddy urges that the two contenders need to "turn up the heat" and encourages the Black community to follow, by holding their vote.

Don't pacify yourself. Really revolutionize the game. Make them come for our vote. We need to hold our vote, because I don't believe any of them.

- Diddy to Black Voters

Diddy made some unyielding remarks - some won't agree, others will. But come November, the Black vote will matter and determine who is going to be the next president of the United States.

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Written by Ariela Anís

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