By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      Not too long ago the New York City Council Committee on Civil Rights passed a resolution banning the word “nigga” or “nigger.” Last month the NAACP held a funeral for the “n-word” at its annual convention in Detroit. Obviously, none of that is stopping rappers from using the word, so Al Sharpton is making signs and protesting the record companies. He is urging public divestment from the music industry, meaning he is asking government-run pension fund investments to pull out of record companies until they stop allowing rappers to use the n-word and degrade women in their music.

       "We’re talking about Viacom (Inc.), Time Warner (Inc.), Vivendi Universal," Sharpton told Reuters News Service. "The opposition has tried to use the argument of free speech, but they don’t have the freedom to use peoples’ pension funds against their own will and interest. I’m here in Motown in Detroit as a symbol of when music was not denigrating and was entertaining.”

       According to Sharpton there has already been legislation proposed in New York state for $3 billion in pension fund investments to be moved away from music companies that distribute rap music with the offending lyrics. Sharpton plans to protest in front as many record companies as possible.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Bragonti_45 Carlito Bragonti33

    If they get rid of these words then what will rap be. OHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Rappers would have to actually think before they say or write something…….NIGGA PLEASE!!!!! Thes words will be used forever.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/northphilly too sick

    now THAT NIGGA TRIPEN

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/lodizzle lodizle

    this niggah dont want to be remind that he a niggah not a white dude

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/mississippi80 mississippian

    Taking away an artists choice of words is like telling Picaso to paint you a rainbow but he can’t use nothing but black and white.
    This gotta be some shit to get our minds off of how bad Bush is fucking up and where the FUCK is Osama Bin Laden?

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/joanna78 4acresblahblah

    U fools are so stupid and ignorant!!!! Don’t u see where the word came from!! The massa himself and now that’s what we call each other!!!! U so calles gangstas and thugs don’t want the word to go away cuz that’s all u know!!! Don’t wanna have to actually read a damn book and replace the word!!! But then black people wanna get mad when some other race calls us that!!! We are the losing race cuz of this ignorance!!!! Wake up, put the weed down and think for a change!!!!

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/northphilly too sick

    now THAT NIGGA TRIPEN