**April 6 UPDATE: Coordinators of this rally announced today that Jay-Z has not fully confirmed to be in attendance. But STILL go!***
The Trenton Police Dept. reported that the 15- year-old girl was invited to a party on March 28 at an apartment by some men she knew. Her little sister came along with her.
Both of them went up to the 13th-floor apartment where a group of men paid the older girl in exchange for sex with her little sister. The young girl was reportedly gang-raped while her older sister observed. To date, two adults and three juveniles have been charged.
The ‘Stop the Violence’ rally is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Outreach Ministry. The rally is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available at the Lighthouse Outreach Ministry (715 Bellevue Ave.) starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6.
During a press conference, Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer,â€œWe are not finished, because everyone that was responsible is still not arrested. The police will not rest until we get every individual thatâ€™s involved in this.â€
If you’re in Trenton, take a stand on this Saturday.
One Hour Of Doing Something Is Better Than 24 Hours Of Nothing!
Originally published 10.30.09
In recognition of over eight consistent months of working to curb the violence in the Crescent City, Nation of Islam Student Minister Willie Muhammad was honored for his community work at City Hall.
Mr. Muhammad heads the Hour of Power Peace Keepers anti-violence outreach initiative, which includes a diverse group of Black men walking through violent neighbors in the city to dialogue and offer assistance to residents.
â€œThe New Orleans police chief recently handed out statistics that showed drops in nearly every category of crime. I believe that our work during the Hour of Power also has played a role in this drop,â€ says Mr. Muhammad.
The non-profit group Community Mediation Services sought nominations for top community workers and the Peace Keepers were selected. A proclamation was presented on Oct. 15 at the City Council chambers by the At-Large City Council member Arnie Fielkow to proclaim â€œConflict Resolution Dayâ€ in the city of New Orleans.
Read more about this story in an upcoming edition of The Final Call Newspaper.
Originally published 4.7.09
Written by Jesse Muhammad
Dennis Muhammad, founder of ENOTA, has men throughout the Houston area training every Thursday night as part of his Peace Keepers project.
The aim of the Peace Keepers is to unify men that are willing to go out into the crime-ridden neighborhoods and create peace.
“The time for talk is over. We have to do something”, said Bro. Dennis.
This past week when I attended on April 2 at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, the attendees received self-defense training from William Muhammad, a 2nd Degree Tae Kwon Do Black Belt and Fitness Expert.
Let’s BE the Change….
Special Report From www.noineworleans.org
Inspired by the theme of Savioursâ€™ Day 2009 and the previous work of Brother Dennis Muhammad of ENOTA with the Peace Keepers Initiative, members of Muhammad Mosque No. 46 organized a community event asking citizens of New Orleans to accept the responsibility to reform their own community.
â€œAfter the death of a two year old child who was murdered by his very own father, I reflected heavily on the theme of Savioursâ€™ Day. I called Brother Dennis and we talked more about the condition of our community and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhanâ€™s instruction to us to get more involved in changing the current climate of our neighborhoods. All of this led to me writing an editorial that was printed in the local newspaper, which caught the attention of many and caused some controversy. In the editorial I stressed the need for our community, especially black males to accept the responsibility to produce the change we so badly desire,â€ stated Brother Willie Muhammad (pictured below).
As a result of the editorial Brother Willie was invited to appear on several local television and radio shows to discuss the content of the letter. â€œIn the midst of the attention the letter received, we began planning a community meeting that would help those who were interested in working to produce the change to get involved,â€ he continued.
Invitations were sent out to numerous community service providers and grassroots organizations that have a history of working in the city. Nearly all of those who were invited agreed to participate. The groups provided such services as mentorship programs, HIV/STD awareness, anti â€“violence/anti-police brutality initiatives, youth organizations and many more. Each community service provider/grassroots organization was asked to setup a table that provided information about the kind of work they are doing in the community. Then an invitation was extended to the greater community to come out and learn about each community service provider and then get involved.
â€œWe used the example of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan during the historic Million Man March, when he encouraged all of the two million plus men to get involved with some organization,â€ stated Brother Willie Muhammad.
The community came out and many signed up to help one of the community service providers by either, volunteering their time, becoming a member or making a financial contribution.
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