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Monday, May 7, 2007

Critics blame Recording Industry for degradation of black women

"The Hip Hop Summit Action Network, while discouraging radio stations and other media from the airing of racist and misogynistic lyrics that particularly degrade Black women, has a board that is top heavy with chief executives that financially benefit from the record industry.

"'They are funded by the record companies,' says activist Al Sharpton, who vowed to hold record companies accountable for degrading lyrics after he led protests that got talk show host Don Imus fired. 'There are many people on the board who are in the record companies who could make the decision to stop using the words rather than pressuring people not to play the words that they're using and manufacturing.'"

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