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The NAVC will rally Wed 7/11 6p on S. 14th St & Madison Av to Honor the life of Laniya Griffin the 17 year old who was gunned down Sunday night &a...

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July 4, 2012, Newark, NJ  - Instead of celebrating the 4th of July and the "freedoms" many claim we all enjoy in the United States, members of the Ne...

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The NAVC will rally Wed July 4 @6p on Bergen St & W. Runyon to HONOR the life of Sabrina Hall...come out...support...STOP THE VIOLENCE!!!...

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::: Trenton ANTI-VIOLENCE Coalition ::::Contact: Divine Allah, Local Representative (609) 338-2236 antiviolence609@yahoo.com WEEKEND ANTI-VIO...

Rally July 11: Laniya Griffin – Honor her life Stop the Violence

The NAVC will rally Wed 7/11 6p on S. 14th St & Madison Av to Honor the life of Laniya Griffin the 17 year old who was gunned down Sunday night & 2 support the other 2 teenagers who were shot with her…come out…stand up…STOP THE VIOLENCE!!!

A Brooklyn resident, Laniya was in Newark visiting friends. According to news stories she was not the intended victim. Learn more about the fatal shooting here.

Newark Anti Violence Coalition Remember Sabrina Hall

July 4, 2012, Newark, NJ  – Instead of celebrating the 4th of July and the “freedoms” many claim we all enjoy in the United States, members of the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition gathered near Bergen Street and West Runyon in Newark, New Jersey to remember Sabrina Hall by calling for an end to the violence and self hate in our communities. Communities across the country face an epidemic of violence. The communities are trapped in fear of violence and paralyzed by lack of hope. NAVC is working to bring a sense of urgency and direction to communities. We can make a difference in our city.

Learn more about the fatal shooting of Sabrina Hall here.

The NAVC will rally Wed July 4 @6p on Bergen St & W. Runyon to HONOR the life of Sabrina Hall…come out…support…STOP THE VIOLENCE!!!

The NAVC will rally Wed July 4 @6p on Bergen St & W. Runyon to HONOR the life of Sabrina Hall…come out…support…STOP THE VIOLENCE!!!

An Elected Official To Fight for Peace!!! Letz Support Our Comrades!!!

::: Trenton ANTI-VIOLENCE Coalition ::::Contact:

Divine Allah, Local Representative

(609) 338-2236 antiviolence609@yahoo.com

WEEKEND ANTI-VIOLENCE RALLY

 

WE MUST STOP THE KILLING AND START SOME HEALING!

ANTI-VIOLENCE RALLY: A Dream, A Nightmare, And A Community Wake Up Call!

On SUNDAY JANUARY 15th — Trenton’s ANTI-VIOLENCE Coalition will host its monthly ‘STOP THE VIOLENCE’ Rally in the city’s North Ward. The weekend rally happens to fall on the ‘actual’ birth date of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — so organizers have planned a 1pm rally at the site of two(2) recent shootings — on the corner of Dr. MLK Blvd and Sanford St.

For the past 9 months local residents, along with members from various community organizations, churches, and national fraternal/sorority groups – have committed themselves to hosting street rallies, where they address and confront violence and senseless killing. Following in the footsteps of the Newark ANTI-VIOLENCE Coalition, their combined efforts have sought to bring attention to a growing pandemic of violence not just among youth in the capital city, but throughout the state of New Jersey.

In recent weeks the city of Trenton has faced a wave of violence that has residents calling for more police, more “official” action from the mayor, and more visible involvement from council representatives in each ward. The ANTI-VIOLENCE Coalition continues to make its case loud and clear among residents who are concerned about the violence — demanding that families and individuals ‘Get Involved’ before the effects of violence comes knocking at their front door. We believe that violence is a direct result of many ills that have plagued communities like Trenton for decades.  Along with our demands for violence to be addressed as an urgent ‘Public Health’ issue, we also believe that mis-education, unemployment, and the high proliferation of guns in the community must be targeted as well.

All of this requires a serious collective effort between concerned residents, local/state officials, and other national and grassroots organizations who want to end violence.  NOW MORE THAN EVER – WE MUST COME TOGETHER!

The Newark Anti-Violence Coalition Struggles Onward Against Violence and Genocide In Newark, NJ!!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 14, 2011

CONTACT:

The Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC)

(908) 605-6282

navc@googlegroups.com

Facebook.com/ newark antiviolencecoalition

 

 

THE NEWARK ANTI-VIOLENCE COALITION’S  121st STRAIGHT WEEK OF ANTI-VIOLENCE DEMONSTRATION WILL RALLY COMMUNITY FOR THE 3rd TIME AGAINST THE CULTURE OF VIOLENCE AND GENOCIDE AT THE INTERSECTION OF TRACY AND AVON AVENUES IN THE CITY OF NEWARK, NJ!

 

Newark, NJ – They are calling on 10,000 strong for peace in streets!  The Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC) will host the longest running anti-violence demonstration in the United States in the middle of the intersection of Tracy Avenue and Avon Avenue in Newark, NJ on November 16th   2011 at 5:00 pm!  This demonstration will mark the 121st straight week the NAVC has been organizing anti-violence and anti-genocide rallies in the city of Newark, NJ!

 

Concerned about the growing pandemic of violence plaguing Black and Brown neighborhoods, community activist Ras Baraka (the son of internationally and nationally respected poets and activists Imamu Amiri and Amina Baraka), Nation of Islam member David Muhammad, and Black Cops against Police Brutality founder Delacy Davis, made the calls to create the NAVC!  The founding date of the NAVC was on July 20th 2009; the date of the murder of Nakeisha Allen, a mother of two children innocently killed by a Blackman trying to shoot at another Blackman in a drive by shooting while walking home from her neighborhood store on Meeker and Elizabeth Avenues in Newark, NJ.

 

The NAVC  became a broad coalition of activists, teachers, principals, lawyers, revolutionary members of the Bloods, and Crips, social workers, progressives, members of churches and masjids (Mosques), community – based organizations, victims of violence, aunts, uncles, mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers, and concerned citizens of the community!

 

Exercising their constitutional rights to assemble and peacefully protest on July 22, 2011, during week number #1, the NAVC walked into the middle of the intersection at Meeker and Elizabeth Avenues and successfully blocked traffic to host a massive anti-violence rally for murder victim Nakeisha Allen!

 

To help solve the problems of violence in the community, five demands were created and presented to city of Newark, NJ!  They go as follows: 1) The removal of Newark Police Director, Garry McCarthy and the restoration of the position of Chief of Police,  2) Mayor Cory Booker as the Chief Executive Officer of the City to call a mass meeting with grassroots community based organizations, law enforcement, social services providers for the City of Newark, UMDNJ (Violence Institute), Newark’s Business Community, Clergy, to declare violence as a public health issue, 3) Secure and Create employment opportunities for Newarkers,  4) Support the implementation and enforcement of the Amistad Bill (A1303) that will teach particularly African-Americans and Latin Americans the knowledge of themselves, and 5) Calling all street organizations (gangs) to lay down their guns and adopt non-violent conflict resolution strategies.

 

Since then, the NAVC has been leading anti-violence civil disobedience demonstrations all over the city of Newark, N.J.’s major and minor intersections for 120 straight weeks.  The strategy is simple: inconvenience the city by bringing traffic and business activity to a halt, to challenge Mayor Corey Booker, the city elected officials, and the community address to pandemic disease of violence and genocide in the city’s African American and Latino American communities in Newark and throughout America!

 

Dawn Hayes, a member and organizer of Newark Anti-Violence Coalition, says, “the violence that is plaguing Black and Brown communities in Newark and around the world reflects deeper and neglected underlining issues such as poverty, drugs, the crisis in the family, the high incarceration rates of Black men and Women, joblessness, colonialism, neo-colonialism, White supremacy, Black and Brown self-hatred, and the counter intelligence program (COINTELPRO).

 

 

Bashir Akinyele, member of the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition, says, “It is a travesty that both African Americans and the larger American mainstream society have internalized and accepted this racist notion that Blacks and Latinos have no humanity worth giving any respect or attention to.”  He adds, “Black and Brown violence must be placed on a national agenda to make this problem a local and national public health emergency.”  He continues with this, “unfortunately, America has closed its’ eyes to the violence and genocidal conditions raging in Black and Brown neighborhoods.  These conditions will have grave consequences for the future of African Americans, Latino Americans, women, elders, children, and the United States of America if we as a society continue to ignore this disease!”

The Newark Anti-Violence Coalition Continues to Call for Peace and Justice in Irvington, NJ at it’s 122nd week of demos!!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 19, 2011

CONTACT:

The Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC)

(908) 605-6282

navc@googlegroups.com

Facebook.com/ newark antiviolencecoalition

THE NEWARK ANTI-VIOLENCE COALITION’S  122nd STRAIGHT WEEK OF ANTI-VIOLENCE DEMONSTRATIONS WILL COMMEMORATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE INNOCENT MURDER OF SALEENAH BAINES  IN THE TOWNSHIP OF IRVINGTON, NJ AND CONTINUE TO CALL  FOR JUSTICE

 

Newark, NJ – They are calling on 10,000 strong for peace in streets!  The Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC) will host the longest running anti-violence demonstration in the United States at the steps of Irvington City Hall in Irvington, NJ on November 23rd 2011 at 5:00 pm!

 

This Wednesday’s rally will mark the 1-year anniversary of the brutal slaying of NAVC member Seleenah Baines in Irvington.  Baines and a companion, Lashawn Laquan Woods, were both innocent victims of a drive-by shooting on Myrtle and Madison Avenues.  Baines, a single mother, was pregnant when she was senselessly slain.  Their murders have yet to be solved.

 

Last year, the NAVC sought to rally that community in honor of their fallen sister.  They obtained a legal permit to hold peace demonstration from Irvington’s police department.  On the day of the event, the NAVC were greeted savagely with a senseless attack by the Irvington Police department, arresting six NAVC members.

 

The NAVC six went to court for the charges they faced from the police attack and the arrest.  For over a year, the NAVC has been fighting trumped police charges.  The matter has been recently transferred out of Irvington.  Those charges are still pending.

 

Irvington, NJ’s Mayor Wayne Smith and Chairperson Ms. Kathleen Witcher of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Irvington chapter have committed to attend the peace rally.

 

This demonstration will mark the 122nd straight week the NAVC has been organizing anti-violence and anti-genocide rallies in the city of Newark, NJ and in the Newark metro area!

 

Concerned about the growing pandemic of violence plaguing Black and Brown neighborhoods, community activist Ras Baraka (the son of internationally and nationally respected poets and activists Imamu Amiri and Amina Baraka), Nation of Islam member David Muhammad, and Black Cops against Police Brutality founder Delacy Davis, made the calls to create the NAVC!  The founding date of the NAVC was on July 20th 2009; the date of the murder of Nakeisha Allen, a mother of two children innocently killed by a Blackman trying to shoot at another Blackman in a drive by shooting while walking home from her neighborhood store on Meeker and Elizabeth Avenues in Newark, NJ.

 

The NAVC  became a broad coalition of activists, teachers, principals, lawyers, revolutionary members of the Bloods, and Crips, social workers, progressives, members of churches and masjids (Mosques), community – based organizations, victims of violence, aunts, uncles, mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers, and concerned citizens of the community!

 

Exercising their constitutional rights to assemble and peacefully protest on July 22, 2011, during week number #1, the NAVC walked into the middle of the intersection at Meeker and Elizabeth Avenues and successfully blocked traffic to host a massive anti-violence rally for murder victim Nakeisha Allen!

 

To help solve the problems of violence in the community, five demands were created and presented to city of Newark, NJ!  They go as follows: 1) The removal of Newark Police Director, Garry McCarthy and the restoration of the position of Chief of Police,  2) Mayor Cory Booker as the Chief Executive Officer of the City to call a mass meeting with grassroots community based organizations, law enforcement, social services providers for the City of Newark, UMDNJ (Violence Institute), Newark’s Business Community, Clergy, to declare violence as a public health issue, 3) Secure and Create employment opportunities for Newarkers,  4) Support the implementation and enforcement of the Amistad Bill (A1303) that will teach particularly African-Americans and Latin Americans the knowledge of themselves, and 5) Calling all street organizations (gangs) to lay down their guns and adopt non-violent conflict resolution strategies.

 

Since then, the NAVC has been leading anti-violence civil disobedience demonstrations all over the city of Newark, N.J.’s major and minor intersections for 120 straight weeks.  The strategy is simple: inconvenience the city by bringing traffic and business activity to a halt, to challenge Mayor Corey Booker, the city elected officials, and the community address to pandemic disease of violence and genocide in the city’s African American and Latino American communities in Newark and throughout America!

 

Dawn Hayes, a member and organizer of Newark Anti-Violence Coalition, says, “the violence that is plaguing Black and Brown communities in Newark and around the world reflects deeper and neglected underlining issues such as poverty, drugs, the crisis in the family, the high incarceration rates of Black men and Women, joblessness, colonialism, neo-colonialism, White supremacy, Black and Brown self-hatred, and the counter intelligence program (COINTELPRO).

 

 

Bashir Akinyele, member of the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition, says, “It is a travesty that both African Americans and the larger American mainstream society have internalized and accepted this racist notion that Blacks and Latinos have no humanity worth giving any respect or attention to.”  He adds, “Black and Brown violence must be placed on a national agenda to make this problem a local and national public health emergency.”  He continues with this, “unfortunately, America has closed its’ eyes to the violence and genocidal conditions raging in Black and Brown neighborhoods.  These conditions will have grave consequences for the future of African Americans, Latino Americans, women, elders, children, and the United States of America if we as a society continue to ignore this disease!”