Tom Joyner Supports NAACP In Rap Issue
March 11, 2011 at 10:34 AM (PT)
REACH MEDIA syndicated morning show host TOM JOYNER recently took a position in the ongoing debate regarding the NAACP's IMAGE AWARD nominations of rap artists who sexually degrade women, use the "N" word and promote and glorify criminal activity. JOYNER said, "This is show business and if you want the (The NAACP) to be prime time and air their awards show on a major network, then you're going to have to have the rappers."
REV. DELMAN COATES, a phD and organizer of the "Enough Is Enough" campaign and senior pastor of MT. ENNON BAPTIST CHURCH in CLINTON, MD (just outside WASHINGTON, D.C.), had this response: "These sad and unfortunate remarks represent a fissure among African-American progressives regarding the appropriateness of glorifying negative images and offensive messages of Black people in the public square. I do not believe the degradation of black humanity in the public square should be celebrated by civil rights organizations and sponsored by AMERICAN corporations."