Sean “Diddy” Combs is launching a new political group called “Our Black Party” to unify the Black community behind a single agenda, and to vote President Donald Trump out of office.
The music mogul shared details with his followers Friday on Twitter.
“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,” Diddy tweeted. “It’s called @OurBlackParty, it doesn’t matter if you are Republican or Democrat…”
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In his announcement, the rapper and producer also endorsed Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Diddy said by backing Biden, he’s making it a priority to oust Trump.
“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.
Diddy urged his followers to go to the polls in November and help elect Biden.
“We need to get Biden in and hold him accountable,” he tweeted. “Trump has taken things too far. As Black people, we aren’t even a topic of real discussion. We can no longer stand for doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. That’s insanity! It’s time we unify.”
Some Twitter users were skeptical.
“The only Black Party I want Diddy to throw is a party where we all wear black and have a fine time dancing and drinking free Ciroc after the pandemic ends,” tweeted writer, historian, and North Carolina State University assistant dean Blair L.M. Kelley, in a reference to Diddy’s famous white parties.
Added TV news personality Raro Lae on Twitter, “Isn’t there already a Black caucus??? We do NOT need a black party.”
Diddy responded to Lae by tweeting, “The Black Caucus is doing great work with elected officials at the federal level. @OurBlackParty will make sure we have leaders pushing the Black Agenda at EVERY level. Community leaders and activists have been leading this, especially Black women. We need to continue to unify.”
A statement on the Our Black Party website says the group’s mission is to “advance a political agenda that addresses the needs of Black people.”