Charlamagne Tha God Tells The Story Of The Political Challenges Bakari Sellers Persevered In Documentary



The documentary film, While I Breathe, I Hope had its world premier at the New Orleans Film Festival in October 2018. It follows the political profession of Bakari Sellers, a politician, political analyst, and former member of the legislature in South Carolina. Charlamagne Tha God is the executive producer and very pleased about his works on telling the story of the political challenges Sellers endured.

Born as Lenard McKelvey, he got his name from the public when he hosted a nationally syndicated show on IHeart radio, The Breakfast Club. MTV featured him in a variety of shows including his own, “Uncommon Sense With Charlamagne”.

Charlamagne Tha God begins the documentary with Bakari Sellers campaigning to win the state legislature seat in South Carolina. Charlamagne focuses on the challenges black politicians face as Democrats, especially in the south. The film tells the story of Sellers winning the election in 2006 becoming the youngest African American to win an election in American history. It covers the challenges he faced when he campaigned to remove the State Capitol building’s confederate flag, and when he lost his friends in the Charleston Church massacre in 2015. The conclusion of the film is of Bakari in 2016 speaking to the public at the Democratic National Convention, and as CNN’s political analyst.

As a media personality and executive producer, Charlamagne Tha God is a major influencer in the popular culture community. He’s a leader in starting conversations with his peers and fans sharing life experiences. Charlamagne discusses race relations and inequality in the world and nationally. In an article on Hollywood Reporter, he said he’s thrilled to support his brethren Bakari Sellers because the story is very important. He acknowledges that Sellers is an essential voice today and the future for the people as an activist, attorney, political analyst, and speaker. See Related Link to learn more.


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