Contact Verizon Wireless!

You might want to ask WHY Verizon Wireless and American Idol have featured (A/I at least twice) a hip hop artist, AKON, who has a prolific history of misogyny and in the latest incident was captured simulating a sex act(rather violently in my opinion), on stage during a concert in Trinidad with a 14 YEAR OLD GIRL! The Video is all the rage in the Black Blogosphere, and YET again ignored by mainstream media. Listen to the crickets chirp! The seriousness of this incident is indicated by his panicked record label's attempt to accomplish the impossible and remove the video from the internet.
Concreteloop has the latest. A really good summation is also on Pandagon and Sistah Toldjah. There is also an article in the Trinidad Express (BEWARE OF SPYWARE ON SITE THOUGH). Video is still available at

VERIZON wins this week's WAGGING FINGER OF SHAME AWARD! When you pay your Verizon bill each month, you are subsidizing this behavior. STOP FUNDING THE FOOLISHNESS people!

Verizon Communications
Corporate Headquarters
140 West Street
New York, NY 10007

Telephone: 800-621-9900

You can email or mail them.


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Featured Activism of the Day!

Trinity over at Bronze Trinity is participating in the Positive Hip Hop Free Campaign.

One idea by Chante on Concrete Loop was to have everyone promote rappers who do not have sexist language or negative messages about Black people. We have websites and blogs and so we can decide to advertise and publicize those artists who we think represent us in a positive way. I vow to do this but I need people's help. I don't have a list of rappers who do not degrade women but I am not sure which ones don't use the N-word. Furthermore, I can't possibly listen to everyone and choose. If you know of rappers who have positive lyrics, please let me know and I can get other bloggers involved in promoting them for free.

If you know about someone actively engaged in combating the the WAR ON BLACK WOMEN, let me know. We need to get organized.

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