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Luke Campbell Ponders Mayoral Run

Luke Campbell Ponders Mayoral Run

The scuttlebutt in Miami is that former 2 Live Crew frontman, Luther Campbell, is planning a run for Mayor of Miami Dade County -- again. He ran unsuccessfully for Mayor in 2011 and the 58-year-old rapper has been politically active the Magic City for more than a decade. Campbell previously ran a Miami nightclub in the 1990’s and later co-founded The Liberty City Warriors youth sports league to help young people in his Miami neighborhood. He became a columnist for the Miami New Times in February 2010. His column, Luke's Gospel, provides "a forum for his crazy-ass views on current events," which include politics, sports and entertainment. He is quoted on the web site as saying: "It's the perfect place for me. I am a free-speech guy. It's just a match made in Heaven.” Campbell ruffled feathers when he did not support former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in the Democratic primary for Governor, opting for former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, who finished a disappointing third. Campbell reversed course after the primary and threw his support behind Gillum. The old school hip hop artist again ruffled feathers once again when he penned a column criticizing Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), her legislative record, dating choices, and husband (for not being Black). In recent years, Campbell has worked as a community activist and written a memoir, which is slated to be adapted into a Hollywood film. Will a mayoral run be part of the memoir? Time will tell. Stay tuned.

Andrew Gillum Still Wants to be Governor of Florida

Andrew Gillum Still Wants to be Governor of Florida

Judy Chu Wants More Mental Health Services in Low-Income Schools

Judy Chu Wants More Mental Health Services in Low-Income Schools