Because corporations continue to give in to "aggressive" groups and their demands, an anti-poverty organization will now have to use a method other than billboards to help encourage people with sound advice on how to get out of poverty.
UrbanCURE, based in Washington, D.C., had a billboard campaign that featured a picture of a young black man or young black woman and read, "Tired of Poverty? Finish school. Take any job. Get married. Save & invest. Give back to your neighborhood."
Proverbs 10:4, which says, "A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich," was also referenced – a message that Star Parker, who heads the organization, wrote in a recent column was "delivered with care and love. It's a message I know is true," she states.
But the billboards were defaced and then taken down after the company was pressured by the likes of Black Lives Matter.
"Some of these very aggressive groups are demanding of corporations that they are complicit to their worldview, that if they don’t heed them, then they are going to cancel them, or they're going to destroy them," Parker relays. "What we're seeing now is bullying. They're forcing these companies to give them all kinds of money. I mean, they've thrown $1 billion at this madness; hundreds of millions are being dumped out by all of these corporations."
She says the billboards displayed time-tested truths proven to reduce one's chances of living in poverty to about two percent.
"This is a helpful campaign, and if people will help us, we're going to push back against Black Lives Matter," Parker tells OneNewsNow. "This is worse than activities we saw from the KKK and the mafia in these tactics; these are the same type of tactics of intimidation."
UrbanCARE is on the search for other methods of getting their message out, as the billboard owners have succumbed to the pressure and will not allow them to be reinstated.