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March 7, 2005

Al Sharpton Calls for Ban on Hip-Hop Violence

It troubles me that instead of joining with the grassroots movement already organized around these issues, Rev. Sharpton is ignoring/bypassing them and potentially drowning them out with a totally different agenda and focus. It also troubles me that his agenda involves asking the government to step in and regulate hip-hop artists?

Rev. Al Sharpton Seeks Gangsta Rap Ban

The Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for a 90-day ban on radio and TV airplay for any performer who uses violence to settle scores or hype albums.
"There has to be a way to step in and regulate what's going on with the airwaves and with violence," Sharpton told the Daily News yesterday. "The airwaves are being used to romanticize urban violence."

The activist minister plans to ask the Federal Communications Commission and the country's major radio broadcasters to back his proposal...

Posted by jsmooth995 at March 7, 2005 3:25 PM

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