Hip Hop Republican
Hip Hop Republican is a combined music and politics blog started in 2004 by Richard Ivory.1 Ivory says that he started the blog in part because of frustration with the belief that blacks must be Democrats.2 The blog was credited with giving conservative blacks a sense of community during the 2008 presidential election when they were often expected to vote in solidarity with Barack Obama.3
The blog has since expanded to feature many other commentators alongside Ivory, including Lenny McAllister.4 The term "Hip-Hop Republican" as popularized by the blog has become an identity for some young black Republicans.5
- Foo Yee Ping. "Black man blogs to back Republicans". The Star, 10/28/2008.
- John Eligon. "Young, Black and Republican in New York, Blogging Against the Tide". New York Times, 10/8/2008.
- Sewell Chan. "As Lauder Folds, Term Limits Battle Rages". New York Times, 10/9/2008.
- Frank Lewis. "GOP STILL BAFFLED BY THE INTERNETS, RACE". Cleveland Scene, 7/8/2009
- Emily Ramshaw. "Hip Hop Republicans". The Dallas Morning News, 9/2/2008.
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