STATEMENT FROM REV. AL SHARPTON REGARDING PEPSICO, LIL WAYNE & THE FAMILY OF EMMETT TILL

“I have been in conversations over the last several days with leadership at PepsiCo and the family of Emmett Till we intend to meet next week. This has been a “teaching moment for Lil Wayne, corporate America and the family of Emmett Till yet more than a condemnation of any one artist, it is an affirmation of Emmett Till and a call for more sensitivity about what we say and do in our culture. National Action Network does not want it to end with artists losing contracts but rather with a sensitizing of corporate America so we can learn from these experiences and set a tone that will help everybody. It’s in that spirit that we go forward to meeting with PepsiCo next week.”

Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network and MSNBC host

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