Black People : Calls On Youth To Stop The Violence During Nationwide National Night Out On Crime...

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    For immediate Release

    Contact: Brenda Wyche/ VP Communications

    Professionals Network Org.


    Brooklyn Community Advocate Tony Herbert Rallies Community Leaders, Youth Orgs., and Politicos

    Together and Calls On Youth To Stop The Violence During Nationwide National Night Out On Crime Campaign

    In Outrage Over Senseless Violence Against Youth In New York and New Jersey,

    Brooklyn community leaders, civic activist, local politicians, and community residents will join together to bring greater awareness to gang violence and demand solutions to the problems in the 79th, 81st ,83rd , and 88th precincts /neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

    Three teenagers were lined up against a wall of a US school car park and shot in the head in a shocking triple murder for which police have found no motive.

    While the precise ages of the victims was not immediately known, reports from the scene in New Jersey have said they were all teenagers. Identification tags from Delaware State University were found on the bodies, police have said. The three were killed execution-style in a school car park in Newark. They were named as Ofemi Hightower, Terrance Aeriel and Deshawn Harvey. A fourth victim was wounded in the shooting. The injured 19-year-old woman was the sister of one of those murdered. She is recovering in the hospital. Police have said they have made no arrests and have no idea of the motive behind the shocking slayings. A spokesman for the local prosecutor's office said: "All four were good kids." source: Perth Now (New Jersey Newspaper)

    "We must really hunker down and bring the Village together to find solutions to put and end to this craziness, our children are killing each other over nothing, and our Black and Hispanic communities are on a serious collision course with doom and are about to lose a generation"....cried Tony Herbert, Brooklyn Community Advocate and Business Banker


    Press conference announced in response to the increasing gang violence in the following Brooklyn precincts 79th, 81st, 83rd, and 88th, in addition to the recent gang violence in Newark, NJ.

    A moment of silence and prayer will be held at the press conference in honor of the young people shot and killed in Newark, as well as other Brooklyn communities over the last few weeks.

    When: Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

    Time: 4:00pm

    Where: Herbert Von King Park Outdoor Amphitheater (Tompkins Ave. & Nostrand Ave.)

    Who: Among the local politicians and community leaders who have been invited to participate in the Anti-Gang Violence Press Conference are organizer Tony Herbert Community Advocate/ (Member of Bed-Stuy Safety Task Force), US Congressman Edolphus Towns 10th CD, Darnell Canada (President-Founder/Re B.U. I. L. D, ), Kim Best Simms (President/79th Pct Community Council), Assemblywoman Annette Robinson, NYC Councilman Al Vann, Charles Billups (President Grand Council of Guardians), Ralph McDaniels (Radio personality/Video Show Host), Delia Hunley Adossa (President/88th Pct Community Council) Dennis Raheim Watson (Founder/ National Black Leadership Council) and Ryan Mack (Founder /AAB Youth Financial Literacy Org). Tharka Robinson Founder /The Central Brooklyn Anti-Violence Coalition and The Professionals Network Organization's Executive Board & Members



    Community Advocate Tony Herbert/ Founder of the Central Brooklyn Youth Initiative and CEO The Professionals Network Org. will be presenting The Central Brooklyn Youth Summit & Information Expo.........

    The Central Brooklyn Youth Summit & Information Expo is the first part of a two day series of events that will commence on Saturday-September 8, 2007 at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, New York and will end Sunday September 9, 2007 at Brooklyn's Ft. Greene Park for the second half entitled: The Intergenerational Festival, A Celebration of our Youth & Seniors. It is the goal of the organizers to present a series of events that will help to equip Brooklyn's young people with information and access to resources that will allow them to understand that they have choices available to them, to become responsible yet productive citizens.

    The event will play host to a number of informational and self empowerment seminars for over 5,000 youth between the ages of 8-16 years of age that are proposed to be in attendance. A number of Youth Oriented service providers, organizations and not for profit groups will display and disseminate information related to but not limited to: internships, job opportunities, scholarship applications, mentoring programs, after school support groups and programs just to name a few. There will also be an entertainment showcase, where young people from our community will get to express themselves through visual art.

    This event came about as a call to action to the deal with the great many problems we are having with the increase of youth related crime and gang activity.

    For more information and complete details contact Brenda Wyche at 646.642.5814