najee ali (django news conference)

Najee Ali holds photo of ‘Django’ action figure

*Los Angeles community activists Najee Ali and Rev K.W. Tulloss have responded to the Weinstein Company’s decision to discontinue the “Django Unchained” action figures or “slave dolls” from the market place. They’ve also announced a press conference scheduled for this afternoon.

Here’s what one of the organizers of the protest, Najee Ali of Project Islamic HOPE had to say:

Our coalition wants to commend Django director Quentin Tarantino and his partner Harvey Weinstein for showing respect to the African American community and pulling these slave dolls from the market. Were grateful that our ancestors legacy’s will not be trivialized and reduced to collectible figurines”  We wish the film ‘Django’ continued success.”

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Stated Rev. K.W. Tulloss President of the L.A. Chapter of the National Action Network:

On behalf of Rev. Al Sharpton and the L.A.Chapter of The  National Action Network we want to thank everyone across the nation for their support of the boycott. This demonstrate  that if we work together we can make positive change This victory is a tremendous way to celebrate Dr King and King day!”

Press conference sponsors: Project Islamic HOPE and The National Action Network.

When? (Today) Friday Jan 18th 2013

Time? 2:00 pm

Where? 4016 S. Central Ave Los Angeles CA  90012 ( King and Central Ave ) Bilal Islamic Center

Why? The controversial “Django Unchained” action figures have officially been DISCONTINUED … after several African American groups called for a boycott of the dolls … TMZ has learned.

Media contact: Najee Ali director of Project Islamic HOPE: [email protected]