Sharpton Puts Anti-Riot PSA on Rap Radio


sharptonIn response to the rioting and looting in Baltimore, Rev. Al Sharpton is launching a public-service announcement campaign on hip-hop radio stations urging outraged young people not to resort to violence, Aswain Suebsaeng reports for the Daily Beast.

“I’ve talked to various people that own radio stations in this town, [and] I’ve…talked to various hip-hop artists that over the next 24 hours will be launching a drive saying that every brick thrown is a potential roadblock to justice for Fred Gray,” Sharpton told reports while he was in Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon. “We cannot do that.”

According to a representative for Sharpton, the activist and MSNBC host has been in talks with a rapper about signing on to the campaign.

Jacky Johnson, communications manager at Sharpton’s National Action Network, told The Daily Beast that they have reached out to hip-hop stations (“where teenagers watch and tune into”).

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. Sharpton ym”s was DISINVITED in Baltimore by a black bishop so he’s gotta rabbel on radio. More decent people need to stand up to this “faker”