I reside in the United States of America. You know, the country that has this world’s second-highest rate, per capita, of gun violence-connected deaths. I have been a Black and African American community activist for well over four decades—and some change. That’s right, some 40+ years. I have worked, very diligently, in advocacy efforts concerning a number of the direly urgent myriad issues confronting my community’s residents, and which are damaging the future, and compromising the present, available to our youths.
In February 2022, the nonprofit organization I am Special Projects Facilitator concerning, launched a year-long series of public, highly interactive and inclusive Gun Violence Awareness and Prevention Community Forums. These meetings were, and are (they end in December), titled “No Excuses.” Less than 90 days after our first gathering, one of our charter members was murdered in a horrifically violent mass shooting incident, inflicted inside and outside our city’s (only) full service, inner-core neighborhood grocery store. Altogether, 10 Buffalo-area residents were slain. This has got to end. Please join our battle.
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