Ballentine, Other Talkers Urge Friday 'Blackout' Boycott
October 30, 2007 at 1:28 PM (PT)
A group of black talk show hosts led by RADIO ONE Urban AC-Talk WAMJ (102.5 GROWN FOLKS RADIO)/ATLANTA middayer WARREN BALLENTINE is urging a one-day national general boycott FRIDAY to protest what they call racial and economic injustice. BALLENTINE is being joined in "The Blackout" by syndicated hosts MICHAEL BAISDEN and Rev. AL SHARPTON.
BALLENTINE tells the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION that "after JENA, I decided there's so many things going on in this country as far as [injustices within] the justice system.... I'm a lawyer and I'm seeing a lot of people across the board suffer from the mortgage crisis. I'm asking all Americans to participate, not just blacks. I'm asking people —- if you can —- don't spend any money."