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Sunday, February 3, 2008

A Message From "Enough is Enough" Regarding Sponsorship of Religious Conference

To the What About Our Daughters readers:

I have received reliable assurances that the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference has not and will not receive any financial contributions or sponsorships for its annual conference. I would like to
thank all those who have worked to bring about a resolution to this matter, particularly those who have expressed concerns about the appearance that black clergy are divided in this campaign against offensive and misogynistic lyrical content in the entertainment industry. I am confident that at this year’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference this issue will be further addressed.

What About Our Daughters has been and is a positive force in challenging misogyny in the entertainment industry. There is no doubt in my mind that the administrator of this site, Gina McCauley, has used the highest journalistic standards in reporting this matter. While those of us who are passionate about the exploitation of black people in the popular culture are combating this issue on a variety of fronts, it is my sincere hope that we will remain focused on the real issue, and this is, the corporations that produce, sponsor, and distribute lyrical and visual content that degrades black women, glorifies violence and criminal activity, and negatively
stereotypes black men as pimps, gangsters, and thugs.

Peace and Blessings,

Rev. Delman Coates, Ph.D., Organizer
Enough Is Enough Campaign for Corporate Responsibility in Entertainment

This blog has played its role in this religious melodrama and as far as we are concerned its curtains for "Payola in the Pulpit." The parties most intimately involved are satisfied with the outcome- We will not be addressing the matter further on this blog.