Black dollars matter.
The group, under the banner, #NoEqualityNoEconomy, has launched a seven-day economic boycott to protest the recentdeaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and others at the hands of police.
Organizers are asking consumers to avoid shopping malls, department stores, fast food chains and major retailers — including Target, McDonald’s, Walmart and Verizon.
They say that corporate America has been silent on the issue and even benefited from prison labor supplied through arrests of young blacks.
“We need to be talking about how the police interaction is just one part of the larger system,” said Tamika Mallory, the former executive director of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, who is steering the boycott that ends Monday.