Post Tagged with: "violence"

Members of the Caribbean community worry about the increasing susceptibility of young people in East Flatbush to gangs. (Photo by Tom Giebel, Flickr Creative Commons License)

West Indian Youth Join Gangs to Fill Void at Home

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Crime, Social Services April 24, 2013 at 11:38 am

Carib News finds community members worried that Caribbean youth have started turning to gangs as a result of a lack of attention and comfort at home, where working parents do not always have the time or resources to provide the care their kids need.

Venezuelans Prepare to Vote Amid Rising Violence

Venezuelans Prepare to Vote Amid Rising Violence

Crime, Latino, South American April 12, 2013 at 5:53 pm

New York Venezuelans held a vigil in Times Square to bring attention to the rise in violence in the South American nation, just a few days before Sunday’s critical presidential elections to replace the late Hugo Chávez.

Students from Redemption Inc., a youth organization, perform a skit about gangs and guns. (Aisha Asif/The Brooklyn Ink)

Finding the ‘Right Things’ After Fatal Police Shooting

Brooklyn, Crime, Education March 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

High schoolers in East Flatbush attended workshops on violence, sex ed, and police interaction, in a seminar which happened to fall a week after the NYPD shot and killed local teen Kimani Gray, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

(Photo by Peter Moskowitz)

Some Korean ‘Parachute Children,’ Face Abuse at Homestays

East Asian, Education September 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm

After Voices of NY’s special project on Korean “parachute children,” The Korea Times has continued to report on the practice of “chogi yuhak,” or “early study abroad” for Korean students — including the physical and sexual abuse that some visiting students face in their homestays, and the complaints of host families about their visitors’ misbehavior.

Looking for Signs of Bullying

Education September 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm

With growing concern from parents over school bulling, the World Journal reports on how to spot signs that a child is being victimized, and how to deal with it.

(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.

(Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Limiting Violence in Communities of Color

Crime August 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm

While the recent flurry of violence in communities of color has made controversial practices like stop-and-frisk politically tenable, community-friendly initiatives to decrease crime have not benefited from the same support, Colorlines noted. Some politicians are hoping to change that.

The indigenous Mexican band Sak Tzevul seeks to address violence against Mexicans on their current tour. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Voices in Focus: In Divided Crown Heights, Teens Seek Connection

Culture, Health, Mexican May 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Four Caribbean teenagers’ mission to learn about their Lubavitch neighbors in Crown Heights; an indigenous Mexican band speaks out against violence against Mexicans in the United States; study links literacy, math skills to medication errors; and a massive rooftop farm for Sunset Park.

Vacil (3 dots) tattooed between fingers mean jail, the street, or death

“La Mara es mi padre” – how violent gangs recruit teens

Education, Immigration, New York December 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Far from the aggressive images of the Central American Mara Salvatrucha – shaved heads, tattoos on their faces and bodies – the MS13 on Long Island goes about unnoticed. Only the “vacil” (3 dots) tattooed between a person’s fingers, or on the side of their left eye, can identify a member.

Anti-violence town hall attracts crowd

Brooklyn, In the News November 29, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Town hall meeting held to combat violence in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

City councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito and other elected officials presented the Youth Violence Task Force outside the James Weldon Johnson Community Center

Halting violence in El Barrio

Economy, Latino, Manhattan November 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

In response to shootings and gang activity in East Harlem, city council member Melissa Mark-Viverito, together with other elected officials, presented the Youth Violence Task Force.

Marching for victims of gun violence

Marching for victims of gun violence

Brooklyn, Featured Posts November 11, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Several hundred gathered in Brownsville on Saturday afternoon (11/5) to march to confront inner city violence.