December 9, 2016
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Coalition Head To Discuss Violence Plaguing Minority Communities


Newark, NJ -- Bashir Akinyele, member and press officer of the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition, will be the first guest of Rutgers University's new live internet radio show called "All Politics Are Local". He will be discussing and taking calls with the host Ed Riliey on the pandemic disease of violence plaguing the African American and Latino American community and the upcoming anti-violence town hall meeting in Irvington, NJ hosted by Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC), but moderated by Kiss F.M.'s Open line talk show host brother James Mtume.

The Irvington town hall meeting will have special guest appearances by the Honorable Wayne Smith of Irvington, NJ, Newark Anti-Violence Coalition / Nation of Islam Member Lamont Muhammad, UMDNJ's Violence Institute Program Analyst Jack Ferrell, National/International Hip Hop and Anti-Violence Activist Jah Jah Shakur, and Dr. Malik Zulu Shabazz-Executive Director of Black Lawyers for Justice / National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party.

The main body of the program will be a panel discussion on the topic of Black on Black: Are we on the Verge of self-genocide (self-destruction)! The panelist will be made up of the following community leaders: Newark Anti-Violence Coalition Member / Irvington, NJ District Leader Al-Tariq Ibn Shabazz, Newark Anti-Violence Coalition Member / Irvington, NJ Chairwoman of the NAACP Chapter Kathleen Witcher, Newark Anti-Violence Coalition Member / Senior Pastor of New Psalmist Worship Center Rev Bryant Ali, Newark Anti-Violence Coalition / New Black Panther Party Member - Sharif Amenhotep, and Newark Anti-Violence Coalition / BLOODS Member - Lamont "True V" Vaugh!

The anti-violence town hall meeting will discuss, analyze, and offer solutions to the pandemic disease of Black and Brown self-genocide (self-destruction) plaguing the township of Irvington, NJ and in Black and Brown America.

Dawn Hayes, a member and organizer of Newark Anti-Violence Coalition says, "The Irvington Town Hall meeting will give our community the opportunity to understand that the violence that is plaguing Black and Brown communities 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, White supremacy, Black and Brown self-hatred, and the counter intelligence program (COINTELPRO)."

The anti-violence town hall meeting will discuss, analyze, and offer solutions to the pandemic disease of self-genocide (self-destruction) plaguing the township of Irvington, NJ and in Black and Brown America.




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