Throughout the 2016 presidential election season, Atlanta emcee Killer Mike is now known to be one of Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders’ most prominent supporters. Last month, when Bernie Sanders spoke at Morehouse College, a historically Black college in Atlanta, GA, Killer Mike introduced him and was also spotted at a soul food restaurant near the institution with Sanders. Killer Mike’s support of Bernie continued recently as he introduced the presidential candidate at Claflin University, another HBCU located in South Carolina. In this powerful and teary-eyed introduction, Killer Mike focuses on why Bernie is the best candidate for Black voters. He uses two videos as an example that display the incidents of young Black voters interrupting campaign speeches at a Bernie Sanders rally, opposed to this happening at a Hillary Clinton rally, the rival Democratic Presidential Candidate. As the young women approach Bernie’s stand during his speech, Bernie politely shakes their hands, smiles, and hands the microphone over to give them a chance to get their point across. When a young Black girl interrupts Hillary Clinton’s speech at a private campaign rally, she is told to “Shut up”, and “I’ll talk to you later” by the candidate and then escorted away from her.
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Killer Mike uses this example as a testament to how Bernie Sanders cares for Black people and their issues. He also adds how Sanders has been fighting with Black Americans for over 50 years, dating back to the Civil Rights Movement. Killer Mike, along with other big Sanders supporters have been passionate about relaying the message to Black voters all over the U.S that Bernie Sanders is the only candidate that they need to be voting for. As the polls continue to rage due to primary elections, it will be interesting to see how Black voters are rocking the vote with the help of Killer Mike and others who are encouraging us to “Feel the Bern”
By: Eboni Dawn (@ebbonitapplebum)