feature: the black community continues to unite in preparation for black friday boycott

November 27, 2014

One of the most common expressions is “Money talks”, and for many – dumbfounded by the fact that a grand jury saw it fit to let  a white officer walk free after fatally shooting a young black man – boycotting Black Friday feels like the most appropriate response. One facebook page set up for the cause, states that the aim of the economic embargo is to “to galvanize economically and influence change in the politics of American Justice pertaining to Law Enforcement vs Citizens.” According to Nielsen data, African Americans have a current buying power of $1 trillion; so if money talks, it looks like black people are set to voice a collective cry of of anger for Mike Brown and injustice..

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor