Church leaders plan boycott on numerous local businesses to prot -

Church leaders plan boycott on numerous local businesses to protest social injustices

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Taking the protests to the cash register, a group of African American churches are calling for a boycott of some local businesses.

As an extension of the protests following the not-guilty verdict for Jason Stockley, church leaders say they are looking for a change and believe their power is in their pocketbook.

“Beginning today we will launch an economic boycott,” said Rev. Dinah Tatman.

The boycott focuses on 12 businesses, companies targeted to end the social injustices that church leaders say are causing African Americans to suffer.

“As responsible leaders of our community we can no longer sit idly by,” said Tatham.

Companies were selected for a variety of reasons, mainly over past discrimination lawsuits.

One of the businesses on the list is Schnucks Market because the group says there have been larger donations to the Republican party.

The list of businesses the group plans to boycott is on

The group is also urging customers to shop at black-owned businesses.

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