Monday, July 07, 2008

Press Conference: July 7, 2008



PRESS CONFERENCE


Where: Verizon store 3829 S.Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90018

When: Monday, July 7th 2008

Time: 11:00 a.m.

What: Civil rights activist Najee Ali executive director of Project Islamic HOPE and a coalition of Civil rights organizations are calling for Lowell C. McAdam who is President and CEO of Verizon Wireless to withdraw the Verizon Wireless contract and distribution deal with Loren Feldman president of 1938 media.

According to Ali, "Feldman has a history of using the internet to promote racism and demeaning and negative racial stereotypes against African Americans on his internet site. He is responsible for and appears in what he calls "TechNigga." This clip on his website is racist and demeaning to Africans Americans and women. The Verizon distribution deal with Feldman sends a horrible message that Verizon seeks to partner with racists like Feldman and at Verizon and CEO McAdam find nothing offensive with "TechNigga," Verizon CEO Lowell C. McAdam needs to demonstrate that Verizon understands they should demonstrate corporate responsibility and will not tolerate racism, or bigotry. The Verizon distribution deal with Feldman sends a horrible message that Verizon seeks to partner with racists like Feldman and that Verizon and CEO McAdam find nothing offensive with TechNigga. Our community nationwide should contact Lowell C. McAdam and let him know that you will boycott Verizon unless this distribution with Feldman is severed. There are plans for an upcoming national day of protest against Verizon stores nationwide if our calls for a meeting and our demands are not met."

Sponsors:
Project Islamic HOPE
National Action Network (Rev K.W.Tulloss President LA.Chapter )
L.A.Humanity Foundation ( Melvin Snell CEO)
Sister Tammy Lee ( Sister Lee Media group )

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