In light of the disheartening violence in Charlolettesville, people around the country have taken to the streets to protest white nationalism, while others have taken matters into their own hands by removing statues or reminders of America's brutal history. Diddy, however, is offering a different perspective on combating racism ― which begins and ends with money.
Ranked the highest-earning hip-hop artist for seven consecutive years in a row by Forbes, the rap mogul surely knows a thing or two about cutting a check. Taking to social media, Diddy shared his insightful financial advice with the Twitterverse on Thursday night (Aug. 17).
"It's very important that we know our history at this time," the Bad Boy Records founder started off his series of tweets. "We have such a rich history!"
Referencing the teachings of Marcus Garvey, Diddy instructed his millions of followers to research the inspiring activist. Crowned the "Negro Moses," Garvey was a founder of the Pan-African philosophy, which inspired a global mass movement.
"Our goal should be our economic independence!" Diddy continued. "Then we won't need to worry about what anybody says!!!"
Diddy's sentiments are closely aligned with fellow mogul Jay-Z, who's latest magnum opus, 4:44, reiterated the importance of financial freedom in the Black community. Check out Diddy's series of tweets below.
It's very important that we know our history at this time. We have such a rich history!— Sean Diddy Combs (@diddy) August 17, 2017
If you do not know who Marcus Garvey is, Google him. He's somebody we should follow during these times.— Sean Diddy Combs (@diddy) August 17, 2017
Our goal should be our economic independence! Then we won't need to worry about what anybody says!!!— Sean Diddy Combs (@diddy) August 17, 2017
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