Post Tagged with: "Al Sharpton"

Council member Jumaane Williams and Dominique Sharpton at the Flatbush Ave. rally (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

In Brooklyn, Seeking Ways to Stem Youth Violence

Black, Brooklyn, Crime, Youth March 19, 2015 at 12:55 pm

In the wake of the beating of a 15-year-old by her peers, community leaders at a rally in Flatbush sponsored by the National Action Network urged that more resources and more attention be devoted to youths, Ditmas Park Corner reports.

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Nigerian Consulate Site of New Protests

African, Crime, Featured Posts, In the News, Video May 12, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Watch this video report of protestors urging the Nigerian government to step up efforts to rescue schoolgirls.

Attendees at the State of Young Black New York meeting (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Young Black New Yorkers Galvanize for Action

Black March 7, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Young black professionals gathered recently for the annual State of Young Black New York meeting, Amsterdam News reports.

One of the protest signs from the movement against the U.S. Navy's presence on Vieques. (Photo by wolftone via Flickr)

From Vieques and Beyond, NY Boricuas Fight for Home from Afar

El Diario-La Prensa looks at the fight to push the U.S. Navy out of Vieques – which succeeded a decade ago this week – and involved many New Yorkers, including Melissa Mark-Viverito, Adolfo Carrión and Rosie Pérez.

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.

From left, State Senator Jose Peralta, Assemblyman Francisco Moya and Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras during Queens Dominican Parade a rainy afternoon of September this year. (Photo by Javier Castano via Queens Latino)

Is There a Latino Leadership Void in Queens?

Latino, Politics, Queens November 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Despite having three Latino elected officials, Hispanics in Queens don’t have politicians or community leaders to turn to in difficult times or who can rally support for key Latino issues, reports Queens Latino.

(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.