from the Sundance Film Festival early Sunday (Jan. 29), Congresswoman Cynthia
McKinney (D-GA) found that her front yard had been vandalized and “toilet papered”
with VCR tape.
McKinney had been
at Sundance to promote the documentary American Blackout, which focuses on her
storied career and the continued disfranchisement of African-American voters
and politicians since the 2000 presidential election.
won a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award for Documentary Films.
wants to send a message that they know where I live and can have access to my
front yard to do unkind things,” McKinney told AllHipHop.com in a statement.
“Still, we are pleased with the success of American Blackout at Sundance Film
Festival and hope everyone who cares about our country will make a point to
As Georgia’s first
African-American woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives,
McKinney has been an outspoken critic of the Bush Administration and spearheaded
a national investigation into the 2000 election voting irregularities.
She has also been
a long-time proponent of Hip-Hop.
McKinney introduced House Resolution 4210, a new bill that calls for the United
States government to release all documents it has collected on slain rapper
HR 4210 calls for
“the creation of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Records Collection at the National Archives;
and a second repository at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone
The Tupac Amaru
Shakur Center in Stone Mountain opened Jun. 11, 2005.
The incident was
reported to local police.