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All Eyez on Yang: 2020 Hopeful Goes 3D with Tupac

All Eyez on Yang: 2020 Hopeful Goes 3D with Tupac

The great urban philosopher Tupac Shakuronce said, “the power is in the people and politics we address.” During an appearance on TMZ Live on Friday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang showed that he is taking Tupac’s words to heart and announced his plans to use 3D holograms to hold campaign rallies across the country at the same time. Yang premiered a video of him performing with a hologram of the late rapper to show off his idea. The hologram Yang, which would be broadcast from the back of a truck, would be used to deliver a recorded version of Yang’s stump speech in battleground states. His plan is to set up in a studio and then remotely “beam” himself to rallies and do a live Q&A session after the speech. This could not just save Yang money in travel costs but also draw those curious to see the hologram to his rallies -- potentially getting more “eyez” on the entrepreneur. In an interview with the Carroll Times Herald, Yang said that the hologram is “tied into the message of the campaign around the fact that it is 2019, and soon it will be 2020, and things are changing, and we can’t just keep doing the same things over and over again and expect it to achieve the results we need.” More here.

Stacey Abrams' 2018 Campaign Under Investigation

Stacey Abrams' 2018 Campaign Under Investigation

Black Lawmakers Want to Make Pell Grant Available to the Incarcerated

Black Lawmakers Want to Make Pell Grant Available to the Incarcerated