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Rev. Al Sharpton salutes Lamar Outdoor Advertising for agreeing to pull billboard that sent a message of racil profiling while discouraging a woman’s right to choose

Feb 24, 2011

New York, NY (February 24, 2011)-Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, salutes the decision of Lamar Outdoor advertising to pull the billboard in New York City on 6th Ave and Watts depicting an African-American girl with the disturbing tagline “The most dangerous place for African Americans is in the Womb.” According to Rev. Sharpton: “The billboard was offensive, especially during Black History Month, and I had intended to hold a press conference Friday in front of the billboard to protest the message of racial profiling and against a woman’s right to choose.”

The press conference for Friday has been cancelled.