Connect with us


New York the Only State with an Official Month (June) Dedicated to Gun Violence Prevention



GVAM 2015

Pictured is New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams, leading anti-violence advocate and a Gun-Violence Awareness Month NYC Chair

*New York, NY –– For the third year Gun Violence Awareness Month (GVAM) will take place across New York during the month of June, highlighted by anti-violence events and advocacy efforts, and by proclamations from Mayors and County Executives, community leaders, clergy and activists, who will mark GVAM in their respective communities with heightened awareness and activities.

On June 10, 2015, thousands of New Yorkers across the state will wear orange, the universal theme color of peace that has been adopted to remember the lives lost and to amplify the clarion call for gun violence prevention as New York heads into the summer months. Elected officials, businesses, unions, student organizations and community groups will wear orange, and there will be events across the city and state.

Other highlights for GVAM will include PSA’s from city and state leaders, “Sermon Sundays” where ecumenical religious leaders, including preachers, rabbis and Imams across New York State have signed on to devote one Saturday or Sunday in their House of Worship to anti-violence, and proclamations, resolutions and letters of support from a range of elected officials.

State Co-Chair of GVAM is Byron Brown the Mayor of Buffalo. Also uniting around the effort are US Congressional leaders Hakeem Jeffries, Charles B. Rangel, Carolyn Maloney; Members of the NYS Black Puerto Rican Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus; NYS Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, Co-Chair of NYLGVP and Chair of ASLGVP; NYS Assemblywoman Michelle Shimel, Co-Chair of NYLGVP; Stephanie Miner, Mayor of Syracuse; Lovely Warren, Mayor of Rochester; Kathy Sheehan, Mayor of Albany; Mike Spano, Mayor of Yonkers; Noam Bramson, Mayor of New Rochelle; Earnest Davis, Mayor of Mount Vernon; Scott Stringer, NYC Comptroller; Letitia James, NYC Public Advocate; Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President; Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President; Melinda Katz, Queens Borough President; Ruben Diaz Jr, Bronx Borough President; Tamika D. Mallory, Chair of the New York Justice League, Erica Ford, LifeCamp Inc./I love My Life; NYC Councilmember Jumaane Williams, NYC Councilmber Robert Cornegy, NYC Councilmember, Ydanis Rodriguez, NYC Councilmember and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

New York State is the only state in the nation to dedicate anentire month to the issue of gun violence prevention and awareness. In 2013 the first resolution unanimously passed the New York State Legislature naming June Gun Violence Awareness Month as part of a five year push to reduce gun violence across the State. The resolution was sponsored in the Assembly by former State Assemblyman Karim Camara and in the Senate by State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson. Similar resolutions and proclamations were issued in every major city in New York State, including New York City. Highlights from last year’s GVAM included, a public service announcement done by New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray and New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams, Co-Chair of the New York City Council Gun Violence Task Force.

Events in June will include: Everytown for Gun Safety June 2nd #WearingOrange; Mother’s in Charge, Inc. June 6th National Rally; National ASK Day on June 21st; and many other marches, town hall meetings, youth engagement activities, gun buy backs, public service announcements and social media campaigns. For more information on the month’s activities or to get involved, please visit:





Rachel Noerdlinger
Managing Director

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Trump’s ‘Platinum Plan’: $500B to Black communities + Designate KKK, Antifa as ‘Terrorist Organizations’



Trump-black voters - ATL-09252020

*On Friday Donald Trump announced details of his “Platinum Plan” for African-Americans, which would include increasing capital in black communities by $500 billion, designate the KKK and Antifa as terrorist organizations, and making lynching a national hate crime.

The president unveiled his plan, which would also make Juneteenth a national holiday, at the Black Economic Empowerment Conference in Atlanta.

“For decades, Democrat politicians like Joe Biden have taken black voters for granted. They made you big promises before every election—and then the moment they got to Washington, they abandoned you and sold you out,” the president said. “The Democrats will always take black voters for granted until large numbers of black Americans vote Republican.”

The plan would also help to create 500,000 new black-owned businesses and create 3 million new jobs for the black community, according to Fox News.

THIS WILL MAKE TRUMP SMILE: Breonna Taylor Protestor Brutally HAMMERED by Deputies with Police Shield! / WATCH

Trump-black voters - ATL-09252020

Donald Trump appealin g to Black voters in Atlanta (09-25-20)

The Platinum Plan also pledges to give black churches the ability to compete for federal resources for their communities; bring better and tailored healthcare to address what the campaign called “historic disparities,” and advance home ownership opportunities and enhance financial literacy in black communities.

“Instead of fighting for public safety for these communities, the Democrats are attacking our police and empowering far-left rioters, looters, and anarchists,” Trump said. “In the Republican Party, we believe in protecting ALL black lives – including the unborn,” adding that Republicans “believe that every child, of every race – born and unborn – is made in the Holy image of God. Republicans believe that all human life is sacred.”

“At no time before has there been a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies, and two agendas for the future,” Trump said.

Continue Reading


Mo’Kelly’s ‘2-Minute Warning’ Commentaries Syndicated Nationwide Via iHeartMedia’s Black Information Network




Morris O'Kelly (at mic - on air)

*Mo’Kelly’s 2-Minute Warning commentaries on the news of the day are now syndicated nationwide and will be heard 5 days a week across the country as part of iHeartMedia’s new Black Information Network all-news format of stations.

This is in addition to his award-winning weekend program, The Mo’Kelly Show on KFI AM640 Los Angeles, political commentary for BBC Radio and co-host for the weekday iHeartMedia podcast, Nerd-O-Rama with Tawala Sharp.

Each day at :11 past the hour and :42 the following hour, Mo’Kelly offers 2 minutes on a top trending topic from politics, to culture and even entertainment.

More at

About Mo’Kelly: More at

As stations are being added to the lineup, this list will grow and be updated as needed.

CallsignFrequencyBandCityStateNetwork status
WHTY1460AMPhenix CityAlabamaAffiliate
KRRL-HD2*92.3-2FMLos AngelesCaliforniaAffiliate
KSSX-HD2*95.7-2FMSan DiegoCaliforniaAffiliate
W279AQ103.7FMMascoutahIllinoisn/a (KATZ-HD2 relay)
WODT1280AMNew OrleansLouisianaAffiliate
WNOE-HD2*101.1-2FMNew OrleansLouisianaAffiliate
W227BF93.3FMMinneapolisMinnesotan/a (KQQL-HD2 relay)
KATZ-HD2*100.3-2FMSt. LouisMissouriAffiliate
WWPR-HD3*105.1-3FMNew York CityNew YorkAffiliate
WRFX-HD2*99.7-2FMCharlotteNorth CarolinaAffiliate
W254AZ98.7FMCharlotteNorth Carolinan/a (WRFX-HD2 relay)
W256BT99.1FMClevelandOhion/a (WMMS-HD2 relay)
WGVL1440AMGreenvilleSouth CarolinaAffiliate
W248BQ97.5FMNashvilleTennesseen/a (WNRQ-HD2 relay)
Continue Reading


Trump Allegedly Said ‘Lack of Initiative’, Not Racism, Prevents Progress of Black Americans (Video)



trump racist

trump racist

*The Washington Post reported Wednesday that President Trump allegedly said privately to senior officials that a lack of initiative, rather than racism, had prevented Black Americans from progress in the United States.

The Post story, which sourced two dozen current and former U.S. officials, put remarks Trump made in private in the context of other derogatory remarks it said he privately made about other groups, including Hispanics and Jewish Americans. The Post said many of the officials spoke candidly on the condition of anonymity because they said they feared retribution.

Officials said that in one instance, Trump said following phone calls with Jewish lawmakers that Jews “are only in it for themselves” and “stick together” in an ethnic alliance. In response to first lady Melania Trump’s planned 2018 trip to Africa, the president reportedly said he “could never understand why she would want to go there.” According to a former senior White House official who spoke to the Post, Trump responded to staffers who challenged him on his views by saying, “No one loves Black people more than me.”

The White House responded to the Post story in a statement from White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews.

“Donald Trump’s record as a private citizen and as president has been one of fighting for inclusion and advocating for the equal treatment of all,” Matthews told the Post. “Anyone who suggests otherwise is only seeking to sow division.”

The article comes a day after Trump announced that he was extending his administration’s ban on race- and sex-based discrimination training for federal agency employees by including federal contractors as well.

Below, the YouTube show The Young Turks discuss Trump’s comments about Black people in Bob Woodward’s interview tapes for his new book “Rage.”

Continue Reading

The CultureCalendar: What's New & Black on TV