Snap! Crackle! Pop! Attorneymom, your wish has been answered. As I figured, Enough is Enough is headed to New York to rally outside of the home of Viacom CEO, Phillipe Dauman.
We talked about this on the Black Womens' Roundtable on last Thursday. And we talked and we talked and we talked. ( For TWO hours). I knew Viacom was the target. This is some Holy Boldness!
If you are in the New York area, you have GOT TO GO and report back to WAOD. The revolution will not be televised, it will be text messaged camera phoned and blogged.
BET is just having a bad year. First THAT SHOW overshadows their big roll out. Then "Read a Book" catches heat. Then Debbie Lee's house get protested. Then the Hip Hop awards get overshadowed by TI's arrest and it increasingly looks like the appearance of the Jena 1/3 (that's 2/6 right?) is going to be a story with legs. Now they are taking the protest to the steps of the Big House. Oh yeah, and Rev. Al is going too. Pastor Coates had better bring a bullhorn because you know our favorite pompadoured precha' is going to have one. What would I do without Rev. Al?
So all you folks that have been hopping up and down foaming at the mouth about Viacom, here is your chance! Here it is! Are you going to talk about it or walk about it?
Here is the press release from Enough is Enough
CAMPAIGN BRINGS WEEKLY PROTEST TO HOME OF VIACOM CEO
New York, NY – The “Enough is Enough” Campaign against corporate sponsorship of visual images and lyrical messages that degrade women glorify violence and negatively portray blacks and Latino men as pimps, gangsters and thugs comes to New York. The campaign regards Viacom as one of the leading media outlets for production and distribution of offensive lyrical and visual content that sexually objectifies women and stereotypes men of color. Beginning this Saturday, October 20th, at 12:00 noon EDT we will protest outside the Manhattan residence of Philippe P. Dauman, President and CEO of Viacom, Inc. located on East 65th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues.
A press conference will be held at the site of the rally @ 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Supporters of this campaign include Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network; Dr. E. Faye Williams the Chair of the National Congress of Black Women; noted human rights activist Dick Gregory; Rose S. Afriyie of the National Organization for Women; Keith Silver, President of the DC Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and several New York City Pastors and their congregations.
The campaign is inviting the hip-hop community, women’s groups, Latino organizations, the faith community, and all those concerned to join the weekly rally. Supporters can take the F Train to the 63rd Street Station or the 4 Train to the 68th Street Hunter College Station.
No seriously, does anybody think Reggie Hudlin might be having some second thoughts about calling Pastor Coates a "Punk?"