Post Tagged with: "Man Up!"

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.

The Prince Joshua Avitto Community Center (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Amsterdam News)

New Community Center Honors Prince Joshua Avitto

Brooklyn, Social Services, Youth May 17, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Nearly four years after Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, was stabbed to death in an elevator, East New York residents gathered for the opening of a community center named in his memory, reports Amsterdam News.

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.

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.

From left: Assemblywoman Inez Barron, Councilman Charles Barron, Gail and James Hilton, whose son James, 23, was shot and killed a year ago (Gail holds James' daughter), and Man Up! Founder and CEO Andre Mitchell. (Photo by Nosayaba Odesanya via Amsterdam News)

A Year Without Shootings for Brooklyn Nabe

African American, Brooklyn, Crime, In the News July 29, 2013 at 5:48 pm

East New York in Brooklyn celebrates 363 days without a shooting or killing, thanks to community group Man Up! inc., whose workers intervene in cases of potential violent conflicts and mediate the situation with “peaceful communication,” reports Amsterdam News.

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.

(Leonardo Claudio via Amsterdam News)

Grandmas Occupying Street Corners to Prevent Violence

Crime August 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Last week members of the National Action Network, an organization founded by Al Sharpton, began standing on street corners at night in New York City to prevent gun violence, which they’ll continue to do for the next three weeks. The Amsterdam News explained the initiative and sought out some opinions on its likelihood of success.

Prince David Pierce, with some of his campers. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Voices in Focus: Girls Who Build Robots and Boys Who Man Up

Education, Sports August 17, 2012 at 6:18 pm

To finish up the week we have two excellent stories about extracurricular youth education plucked from New York’s community and ethnic press.