Black Women To Flex Financial Muscles Against Stop-And-Frisk

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Appalled by the unabated danger of being stopped and roughed up while driving or walking-while-Black, the women want action that will impact wallets and focus attention on stop-and-frisk.

[New York City]

A group of Black women are saying enough is enough and are planning an economic-boycott campaign to fight New York's notorious stop-and-frisk terror gripping the lives of their loved ones.

Appalled by the unabated danger of being stopped and roughed up while driving or walking-while-Black, the women want action that will impact wallets and focus attention on stop-and-frisk.

Black women spend over $9 billion annually for cosmetics and hair care products. The women plan to call on the manufacturers of the most popular of these products condemn stop-and-frisk and call for radical change in this police practice. Additionally, Black women will be urged to use the leverage of their dollars as a way of helping CEOs of the large cosmetic firms to understand that meetings, demonstrations, petitions and sensitivity training have all failed to end the debilitating stop-and-frisk.

Two renowned Journalists and media experts, Bob Law and Milton Allimadi, will lead a discussion aimed at moving the discourse from talk to a point of action on Saturday, July 28th at 2:P.M. at the Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People (CEMOTAP) Center located at 135-05 Rockaway Blvd. South Ozone Park, NY 11420.  They will review research that show Black dollars contribute significantly to the profit margins of many large cosmetic companies. Admission is free.

"Firms that appreciate the support of Black consumers will probably have a vested interest in the concerns of these  consumers," said Betty Dopson, co-chair of CEMOTAP. Dopson quickly points out that "the only action that is required on the part of the consumer is making a wise choice as to which cosmetic, hair product or perfume she will buy."

"As women we can no longer stand idly by and allow oppressive laws to go unchallenged," said Yvonne Henderson, who continued, "our lives and the lives of our children are marginalized by this racist law and we must end stop-and-frisk."
 

Call 718 322-8454 for additional information


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