Putting My Experience
I got into Politics after a political consultant said to me "Jineea, how your community votes will ultimately determine your lifestyles." I drew a blank because I realized that my generation, the Hip Hop Generation, was missing in the real world and knew nothing about politics. Our soundtrack was the music to everyone's life, but so often we are used as pawns in this game. I decided to do something about it.
I set out to successfully connect the dots between the potential influence Hip Hop Culture can have over the political arena and who we are as Citizens of the Hip Hop Community.
Listen, I am very aware of the negative stigma attached to Hip Hop. The same way I am aware of the negative stigma attached to being a Black Republican, however; no community should be monolithic in their politics. Likewise, no community should be without politics. The Hip Hop Community embodies every aspect of life from Entrepreneurship, to Criminal Justice Reform, to Health and Wellness and represents every race and religion around the globe. While I know all my supporters are not part of the Hip
Hop Community it is who I am and in America we can't be scared to be who we are because of how other people feel. I am Black, I am Republican, I am a woman and I am the NEW AMERICAN.