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‘AfroPoP’ Goes on the Campaign Trail with CNN’s Bakari Sellers

This February, AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, the award-winning public television documentary series focused on the global black experience, turns its lens toward the American political landscape with While I Breathe, I Hope.Director Emily Harrold’s documentary follows the 2014 political campaign of Bakari Sellers, a young, black Democrat trying to change the political landscape of red state South Carolina.Executive produced by radio personality Charlamagne tha God, the film joins Sellers, now a CNN political commentator, as he runs for lieutenant governor of his home state at the age of 29. From the 2014 campaign to the tragedy of the Charleston church shooting and his current role as a pundit on CNN, While I Breathe, I Hope invites viewers to get to know one man on a journey to help heal South Carolina and the fractured American political scene.
While I Breathe, I Hope premieres on Monday, February 11 at 8 pm ET (10 pm PT) on WORLD channel. Viewers can also stream it and other AfroPoP episodes on,, and PBS apps for iOS, Android, Apple TV, and more. New episodes of the series, hosted by Danielle Brooks of  Orange Is the New Black, airs new every Monday through February 18.

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