Good for Al Sharpton. He’s not one of our favorite politicians or reverends, but he deserves credit for taking on violence in the hip hop culture and the radio stations that support it.
Sharpton asked the Federal Communications Commission yesterday to punish artists and radio stations connected with violent acts.
After meeting with FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and two other commissioners, Sharpton said artists connected to such acts should be denied airplay on radio and television for 90 days, he told reporters. He also urged the agency to fine and review the licenses of radio stations “that encourage a pattern of this, including allowing employees to do on-the-air inciting of violence.” (Source)
It will take individuals such as Sharpton to bring change in this area. It’s leadership that should be noticed and applauded.