Trenton Anti-Violence Coalition

Trenton Anti-Violence Coalition The Year 2020 Calls For And Most Definitely Demands A Resurgence Of Like MiNDS, Able BODIES And Strong VOICES To Take To The Front Lines To Address, Confront And Deal With Senseless Violence In The Community [Especially Among The Youth].
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THE COALITION CONSISTS OF ACTIVISTS, SOCIAL WORKERS, CHURCH MEMBERS, COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE, AUNTS, UNCLES, MOTHERS, FATHERS, SISTERS, BROTHERS, AND CONCERNED CITIZENS OF THE TRENTON COMMUNITY AND SURROUNDING AREAS... WE WERE BORN OUT OF THE NUMEROUS CALLS TO END VIOLENCE IN THE COMMUNITY - ESPECIALLY AMONG THE YOUTH.

Operating as usual

Written by Zayid MuhammadANOTHER EMERGENCY  RE OUR CCRB BILL AND OUR TRANSPARENCY BILL!            An Effort is being ma...
06/01/2021
1 year after George Floyd’s murder New Jersey hasn’t passed a single meaningful police accountability bill | Opinion

Written by Zayid Muhammad

ANOTHER EMERGENCY RE OUR CCRB BILL AND OUR TRANSPARENCY BILL!

An Effort is being made in the NJ Senate Seeking to water down CCRB Bill!

We are hosting an emergency meeting on Wednesday, June 2 at 6pm because some important urgent new developments have been brought to our attention by Mayor Ras Baraka.

In short, in a special emergency meeting that he hosted where he was joined by Asw. Shavonda Sumter and on the phone by Asw. Angela McKnight, Mayor Baraka brought to our attention that NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney is drafting a weaker County centered bill to undercut our CCRB Bill. We have until the middle of June to pressure the Senate to present the original version that mirrors Asw. McKnight’s bill to be the bill that comes forward.

It means several things immediately, we must all engage our area legislature delegations to come out for our bill intact and dare to try to do that in as united manner as possible.

It also means that we have to examine right away when we are going to do an action/rally on Trenton, and we have to do that soon. Sarah Fajardo of the ACLU informs us that it should be done when the Senate is in Session. Out the days we preliminarily know about are June 10th, June 15th or June 16th. We are trying to get clarification as soon as possible. We should know by Wednesday.

On Thursday, June 3rd, Mayor Baraka is holding a press conference at Newark City Hall at 10:30am to rally Newark area support for the bill. Whoever has the capacity to join, it would be enormously welcome.

It is important that each of us in our respective communities immediately identify everything we can do within your own base community to pressure your legislators

-Meetings with local legislators to insist on their support, or to even consider becoming co-sponsors

-Local press conference or rally (would be great if your area’s delegation came out together publicly!);

-Social Media campaigns to your delegation. Remember our Hashtag #StrongCivilianReviewBoardsNow! This corrects a recent call from a supportive progressive educator Akil Khalfani, who put forth #WeNeedCCRB...It is well meaning, but we have CCRBs...There are CCRBs all over the country. Weak ones! We need STRONG CCRBS! Folks with Social Media Campaign ideas...Twitter Storms etc, let’s talk about them;

-OpEds

We are asking everyone to strongly consider reaching out to Senate President Sweeney, Speaker of the Assembly Coughlin and Governor Murphy. (The Governor has been quiet on the matter.) Let them each know that the challenge of this historical moment is to present and make happen the strongest package of Police Reform bills with our strong CCRB Bill leading the way...leading the way for New Jersey and perhaps for the rest of the country! Not to promote weak bills that do not produce any change! We resubmit a recent OpEd by Yannick Wood of the NJ Institute of Social Justice to build upon...



https://www.nj.com/opinion/2021/05/1-year-after-george-floyds-murder-new-jersey-hasnt-passed-a-single-meaningful-police-accountability-bill-opinion.html



One diplomatic tact to consider is to urge Sweeney and Coughlin to not only push the bills forward, but to dare to be cosponsors themselves!

In short all of this has to be done before this legislative session ends on June 21st...



The Police Transparency Bill is also being watered down!

This bill is also on the same urgent time track as the CCRB Bill because its primary sponsor, Sen. Weinberg, is retiring after this legislative session...

So just as we beat back a bad bill on chokeholds a minute ago, we have just learned that a weak version of the Police Transparency Bill (A1731) is being floated through the Assembly. Interestingly, it is coming from Asw. McKnight’s office. The ACLU and Atty CJ Griffin, who lives in McKnight’s district, are working hard to get her office to pull that bill. If not we may have to testify to have it pulled on June 2nd!

Stay tuned! Be ready!

We know that this is a lot to consider on short notice, but that is what we are being challenged with.

I believe that we can meet this challenge!

A link for Wednesday’s meeting will be forthcoming...



Yours for Justice And Peace,



Zayid Muhammad

Several bills are pending in the Legislature that seek to recalibrate our policing system and help prevent another murder like Mr. Floyd’s from occurring.

March for Reparations
05/31/2021
March for Reparations

March for Reparations

"Whose streets? Our streets! Whose streets? Our streets! " They came from around the country, with a show of strength in numbers amplified by arms. "I think this peaceful demonstration with men who are armed and women who are armed is a stark contrast to what we’ve seen politically and with pe...

California State Senate Approves Taking Badges From Bad Officers
05/30/2021
California State Senate Approves Taking Badges From Bad Officers

California State Senate Approves Taking Badges From Bad Officers

California lawmakers on Wednesday advanced three criminal justice reform bills, including one that could end the careers of bad apple police officers, an idea that failed last year despite broad public outrage over the police killing of George Floyd.

05/28/2021
Lawmaker wants schools to send unused food home with students
05/28/2021
Lawmaker wants schools to send unused food home with students

Lawmaker wants schools to send unused food home with students

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — School districts across the state made a habit of giving away meals throughout the pandemic. Some provided several meals in a single day for entire families. One la…

It Turns Out, All Those 'Woke' White Allies Were Lying
05/28/2021
It Turns Out, All Those 'Woke' White Allies Were Lying

It Turns Out, All Those 'Woke' White Allies Were Lying

When the country collectively witnessed the brutal May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd, white people were forever changed. Millions took to the streets, arm-in-arm with their fellow brethren, offering their support for justice and equality. Corporations changed their policies. Individuals joined the....

A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons
05/28/2021
A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons

A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons

The Marshall Project is collecting data on COVID-19 infections in state and federal prisons. See how the virus has affected correctional facilities where you live.

For The Record.
05/28/2021

For The Record.

For The Record.

05/28/2021
The growing scourge of white whining
05/28/2021
The growing scourge of white whining

The growing scourge of white whining

Oh boy! Amy Cooper — the infamous "Central Park Karen" — clearly has no problem reminding everyone of her infamy. On Wednesday, it was reported that Cooper is suing her former employer, investment firm Franklin Templeton, for — you guessed it! — racial discrimination. Cooper had her 15 minut...

Celebrate Black Women!
05/28/2021

Celebrate Black Women!

Celebrate Black Women!

Know Black History!Know Thy Self!
05/28/2021

Know Black History!
Know Thy Self!

Know Black History!
Know Thy Self!

05/27/2021

America wouldn't be sh*t without us

Yall boi tap in

05/27/2021

Stop The Violence!

Thanks To All Of Your For Helping To Celebrate My Birthday!Keep It Coming!I AIN'T FINISH!#PARTYING#CELEBRATION#GEMINISEA...
05/27/2021

Thanks To All Of Your For Helping To Celebrate My Birthday!

Keep It Coming!

I AIN'T FINISH!
#PARTYING
#CELEBRATION
#GEMINISEASON

Thanks To All Of Your For Helping To Celebrate My Birthday!

Keep It Coming!

I AIN'T FINISH!
#PARTYING
#CELEBRATION
#GEMINISEASON

Photos from Shaun King's post
05/26/2021

Photos from Shaun King's post

05/26/2021
For The Record.
05/26/2021

For The Record.

For The Record.

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!Keep Striving To Become Your Greatest Self.Remember The Wisdom Of This Life.Continue To Be Uniq...
05/25/2021

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Keep Striving To Become Your Greatest Self.
Remember The Wisdom Of This Life.
Continue To Be Uniquely You.
Love Openly and Endlessly.
Laugh Until Your SOUL is Satisfied.
Live Righteously In Maat.
Surround Yourself With Those Who Love Unconditionally & Admire You Completely.
Be Harmonious With All Living Creation.
Always Venerate & Listen To The Ancestors.
Seek TRUTH.
Speak RIGHTEOUSNESS.
BE in Tune With NATURE.
Commune With The Spirit Regularly.
Fight Wrong and Champion Justice.
Eat Living Foods In Abundance.
Keep Building Your BODY Temple.
Continue To Refine Your Mind.
Always Remember Nothing Is Against YOU.
Forgive Yourself.
Love On Yourself.
Care For Yourself With Highest Regard.
And Remember You Are A Reflection Of Perfection and All That Is Good.
LIVE OPULENTLY.
SHINE BRIGHT THROUGH THE DARKNESS.

You Came From The Place Where There Are No Limits and There Are Endless Possibilities.
Live Your Destiny.
Show Your Unboundless Potential.
Seize Every Opportunity.
Remove ALL That Does Not Serve You.

MOST IMPORTANT...Never Give Up!

And Do All Of These Purposefully.

You Got This Baby Girl!
Happy Birthday Maati Sekmet Ra!

#50plus3
#BirthdayBehavior
#livinglifetothefullest

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Keep Striving To Become Your Greatest Self.
Remember The Wisdom Of This Life.
Continue To Be Uniquely You.
Love Openly and Endlessly.
Laugh Until Your SOUL is Satisfied.
Live Righteously In Maat.
Surround Yourself With Those Who Love Unconditionally & Admire You Completely.
Be Harmonious With All Living Creation.
Always Venerate & Listen To The Ancestors.
Seek TRUTH.
Speak RIGHTEOUSNESS.
BE in Tune With NATURE.
Commune With The Spirit Regularly.
Fight Wrong and Champion Justice.
Eat Living Foods In Abundance.
Keep Building Your BODY Temple.
Continue To Refine Your Mind.
Always Remember Nothing Is Against YOU.
Forgive Yourself.
Love On Yourself.
Care For Yourself With Highest Regard.
And Remember You Are A Reflection Of Perfection and All That Is Good.
LIVE OPULENTLY.
SHINE BRIGHT THROUGH THE DARKNESS.

You Came From The Place Where There Are No Limits and There Are Endless Possibilities.
Live Your Destiny.
Show Your Unboundless Potential.
Seize Every Opportunity.
Remove ALL That Does Not Serve You.

MOST IMPORTANT...Never Give Up!

And Do All Of These Purposefully.

You Got This Baby Girl!
Happy Birthday Maati Sekmet Ra!

#50plus3
#BirthdayBehavior
#livinglifetothefullest

Timeline Photos
05/24/2021

Timeline Photos

Tomorrow is African Liberation Day! Every year, on May 25th - African Liberation Day, also known as #AfricaDay, millions of Africans around the continent and the diaspora come together to reflect on the history and accomplishments of movements for African liberation and to strategise on ways forward for greater positive change. This year, Africans Rising is mobilising on African Liberation Day under the theme “Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century: Our Health, Our Rights, Our Future” and continuing the use of their #Rise4OurLives hashtag on social media. Africans Rising are currently holding weekly planning meetings for everyone interested in participating in the 2021 African Liberation Day mobilisation. Please click on the links below to register your event and learn more about all the initiatives taking place around the world!
English: https://hubs.li/H0NWLf-0
French: https://hubs.li/H0NWLcl0
Kiswahili: https://hubs.li/H0NWLf_0
Portuguese: https://hubs.li/H0NWLgR0
Arabic: https://hubs.li/H0NWLcm0

#AfricansRising #Rise4OurLives

Photo credit: Africans Rising

05/24/2021
05/24/2021

Happy 77th Birthday to Patti LaBelle.

Born May 24, 1944, She is a singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles.

Following the group's name change to Labelle in the 1970s, they released the iconic disco song "Lady Marmalade" which later was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. As a result, the group later became the first African-American vocal group to land the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and they became the first pop group to play at the Metropolitan Opera House. LaBelle is referred to as the "Godmother of Soul".

First Families Of Hilton Head | The Simmons | Lowcountry Gullah
05/24/2021
First Families Of Hilton Head | The Simmons | Lowcountry Gullah

First Families Of Hilton Head | The Simmons | Lowcountry Gullah

When you drive down Spanish Wells Road, on Hilton Head, you are sure to go over the bridge that was named after Charlie Simmons, Sr., also known as “Mr. Transportation.” The story of how he used his boat to connect the native islanders to the mainland is a well-known one. He established a ferry ...

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