Post Tagged with: "gun violence"

Man Up! Inc. 15th Anniversary celebration (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Amsterdam News)

Marking 15 Years of Man Up! and Remembering Daesean Hill

Brooklyn, Social Services, Youth November 21, 2018 at 5:23 pm

In celebrating 15 years of anti-violence organization Man Up!, East New York residents also honored 8-year-old Daesean Hill whose death inspired the group’s founding, reports Amsterdam News.

Alice Mckay wearing a shirt with a photo of her 21-year-old son Kameron who was fatally shot in Brownsville almost five years ago. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Brooklyn Parents of Shooting Victims Cope Together

Brooklyn, Social Services October 31, 2018 at 2:12 pm

Two group therapy programs in Crown Heights provide mental health support to parents who lost their children to gun violence, reports Amsterdam News.

Santos Valentina Granados, the mother of brothers José and Francisco Castillo-Granados said that her sons dreamed of playing soccer professionally. (Photo via El Diario)

Newark Residents: ‘This is A Shooting Zone’

Crime, Metro Area September 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm

The recent murder of two Honduran brothers has put a spotlight on the epidemic of gun violence in Newark, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

“Natasha's son [and Underwood’s brother], Akeal, 14, was shot and killed on his way home from a party in Bushwick. Despite being surrounded by bars, stores and bodegas that were all open at the time of the shooting, no one has stepped forward to identify the shooter.” (Photos by Joe Quint,, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

‘It Takes Us’: Viewing Victims of Gun Violence

Crime, Culture, New York April 11, 2017 at 3:01 pm

A new pop-up photography exhibit, “It Takes Us,” explores how gun violence affects survivors and the families of those who died of gunshot wounds, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

A Brooklyn Story of Fighting Gun Violence: Part 2

A Brooklyn Story of Fighting Gun Violence: Part 2

Brooklyn, Video January 25, 2016 at 5:23 pm

In the second part of a BRIC TV series on Marlon Peterson, the anti-gun violence advocate looks to alternatives to heavy-handed approaches to tackling the violence.

A Brooklyn Story of Fighting Gun Violence

A Brooklyn Story of Fighting Gun Violence

Brooklyn, Video January 22, 2016 at 1:49 pm

Formerly incarcerated and now an anti-gun violence advocate, Marlon Peterson tells his story to BRIC TV.

Violence interrupters from Man Up! Inc. (Photo by Prince David Pierce via Amsterdam News)

Violence Interrupted: Grassroots Attempts at Stopping the Bloodshed

African American, Crime, New York October 30, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Andre Mitchell, founder of anti-violence organization Man Up! Inc., speaks to Amsterdam News about the efforts of street organizations to curb gun violence from within the communities.

Akiya Cato, Destiny Mitchell, Ray Graham and Jeffrey Cantave were among some of the students at Borough Hall on Wednesday for the NYC Department of Probation’s youth anti-violence summit. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Brooklyn Youth Summit Against Violence

Brooklyn, Youth August 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm

In Brooklyn, a youth anti-violence summit was held on Aug. 12, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Daesean Hill, 8 (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Boy’s Death Leads to Force for Change

African American, Brooklyn, Crime November 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Man Up! commemorated the 10-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Daesean Hill, reports Amsterdam News. The community advocacy group attributes its founding to the senseless death of 8-year-old boy, who was hit by a stray bullet.

A growing coalition of families display their public opposition to gun violence (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Harlem Leaders Call for End of Gun Violence, Bury ‘Mentality of Thugism’

African American, Crime, In the News, Opinion April 3, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Amsterdam News and Carib News cover rallies, panels and editorials berating gun and youth violence. More than superficial criticism, the words that echo through activists and leaders tell the public to root out the sources of violence.

Gun Violence all Too Real in East New York

Gun Violence all Too Real in East New York

Brooklyn, Crime, Education, Featured Posts March 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Three months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the feeling throughout East New York, one of the city’s most violent neighborhoods, is still all too familiar. “We go through this every day,” said a life-long resident of the Brooklyn neighborhood.

Marc Fader/City Limits

At the Camaguey eatery, the policy arguments over reducing salt in food or eliminating plastic-foam containers seem distant. Worries about gun violence, on the other hand, are very close.

Safety and Immigration, More than Soda Size, Worry Mott Haven Residents

Bronx, Crime, Politics February 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

City Limits stepped into Camaguey Restaurant in Mott Haven, where patrons voiced concerns more pressing to them than soda sizes and styrofoam – such as gun violence, education, and immigration.

Herbert Von King Park in Bed-Stuy (Photo by Ken Ficara)

Residents, Officials Demand End to Gun Violence in Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Crime January 23, 2013 at 4:50 pm

An increasing number of shootings in Bed-Stuy has residents of the central Brooklyn neighborhood in distress, reports the Amsterdam News. One person died and three, including a 2-year-old boy, were injured in three different incidents over two days.

Richard Feldman, the NRA’s first Jewish lobbyist (Photo via The Jewish Daily Forward).

Jews and Gun Control: A Complicated Relationship

Crime, Featured Posts, Politics, Religion January 14, 2013 at 7:18 pm

The Newtown, Conn., massacre has sparked the biggest national debate about gun control in at least a decade. The Jewish Week and The Jewish Daily Forward analyzed the issue from an American-Jewish community perspective and found opposite views.