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Charlamagne Tha God Explains How “Black Privilege” Can Lead To Black Power

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The Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne Tha God is a polarizing figure within the Hip-Hop community.

Charlamagne has risen through the ranks of radio, since leaving the street life (and some prison stints behind) and starting his career as an internet in South Carolina in the early 2000’s.

Fast forward to the present, and Charlamagne sits on his own mini-empire, which includes a co-hosting spot on the Top morning show in the country, and appearances or hosting gigs for MTV shows like “Guy Code” “Guy Court” “Girl Code” and “Uncommon Sense.”

Charlamagne Tha God sat down with CNN’s #GetPolitical about his latest endeavor, his new book, “Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It.”

Charlamagne breaks down some of the controversy behind his book and what “black privilege” really means.

“What I am simply trying to tell people is i think it’s a privilege to be black. When you look at the word privileged, it has two definitions. One definition is certain privileges granted to community, but the other definition is ‘an honor to be.’ I think it’s an honor to be in this black skin.”

COLLEGEHIPHOP Writer
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