Hip-Hop Activist Erica Ford, Al Sharpton Lead 'Day of Outrage'

AllHipHop Staff

Hip-Hop activist Erica Ford, CEO and founder of Life Camp Inc., is teaming with the Reverend Al Sharpton to lead an emergency day of protest against violence across the country, on November 23rd.

Sharpton will lead a rally in Atlanta Georgia while other rallies are scheduled to take place in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

The coalition was organized by NAN and will include families of victims of gun violence, activists, elected officials and concern citizens.

Ford, Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) and community leaders from across the country will lead the “National Day of Outrage” on November 23rd, in a number of U.S. cities. 

"We must be just as vigilant against the shootings that are random, gang related or intentional because we are in a crisis state and too many lives are being forsaken. We've got to come together across all lines to fight this battle,” Reverend Al Sharpton told AllHipHop.com in a statement.

Erica Ford, who runs the “Bury Da Beef” program in New York, has worked with rappers like Tupac Shakur, Ja Rule, KRS-One and many others.

Ford is helping to organize the “Day of Outrage” in New York.

“It takes a village to save a child,” Ford said. “The strength that breathes inside of us beats the madness of society. We achieve great success when we don't accept all the habits as normal behavior. Love your life.”

Other cities participating in Sharpton’s “National Day of Outrage” include Houston Texas, Cleveland Ohio, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Boston Massachusetts, Syracuse New York, Savannah Georgia, Eunice Louisiana, Greensboro North Carolina and Los Angeles California.

All events start at 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time. For information and rally details in your local area visit www.nationalactionnetwork.net