A film will be shown at the New Orleans Film Festival that will be about Attorney Bakari Sellers 2014 campaign when she ran for lieutenant governor of South Carolina. This movie is called, ‘While I Breathe, I Hope’ and it is being executive produced by Charlamagne Tha God. This movie will be showing during the runup to the 2018 midterm elections.
Charlamagne Tha God says that there hadn’t been a Democrat elected to one of South Carolina’s state offices since 2006. Bakari Sellers was trying to change this as well as become the first African-American to have been elected to state office in South Carolina since the 1870s. He faced a lot of opposition especially when he announced his support for removing the state capital building’s Confederate flag.
Bakari Sellers ended up getting a little over 41% of the vote which wasn’t enough to win. He did enter the national spotlight again, though, in June 2015 after the Charleston church massacre. A fellow state congressman and friend of his, Clementa Pickney, had been killed and Bakari Sellers called for more gun control.
When talking about the project, Charlamagne Tha God said that he, too, is from South Carolina and so he was pretty excited to work on it. He felt that Bakari Sellers story is an important one that needed to be heard, especially with how politics are nowadays. He thinks that one Bakari has to say is very important both for today and tomorrow. More about this film can be found here.
In addition to executive producing movies, Charlamagne Tha God is also a radio and television host as well as a published author. He appears on Viacom shows and his iHeartRadio show is called ‘The Breakfast Club’ and can be heard in over 50 markets across the United States.
Lenard Larry Mc Kelvey is the real name of Charlamagne Tha God. Charlamagne is an American actor, radio presenter, social media influence, television personality, and producer. In radio, he is a cohost of toe iHeartRadio program, which features hip-hop music and the breakfast club while in television he is featured in Viacom. He is the author of New York times bestsellers: Black Privilege, Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It and Shook One..