ELLIOT FANT THE POET, THE WRITER,THE EDUCATOR , THE POWER OF EXAMPLE.
Summer fun. My first coverage under my company. Thanks a million to my interns and everyone else who has made this possible.
Edited by me!!!!! Hope you like it...
Life goes on...
As the CEO of a multimedia company focusing on social justice, small communities and storytelling I have a responsibility with the people to tell their stories, to bring awareness to the masses, who define our problems and changes as our "You are creating these problems now deal with them." We are not the ones producing , fabricating, nor selling drugs or guns in the streets. We are not the ones benefiting from gentrification or new businesses coming into our town. We can visit, but we can not stay. We have become a problem to our government, to our cities. The 1% has decided that we are useless and we need to be removed of our homes and towns because they don't want to live among us. Wait a minute, I am not saying that we are innocent in all that is going on, not at all. We are responsible for our lives, our children and our communities. We have the opportunity to do great things and we need to tap into all those resources that are available to us. Grants, free business classes, free courses online, opportunities to create and find sponsors for your ideas, books or even films. You might not become the next Edison, Shakespeare or Spike Lee, but you tried and you got the attention of someone who is looking for someone just like you. We want to complain and in the process we lose all the positive energy, people and agencies that want to help and change the present situation. Some say that we need to break away from using black and brown as a crutch, that we need to see who is really helping us, NOT, and we need to ask for their help, HELL NOT.
We have resources, we have our own people who are successful and need to help us. Yes, I am also holding YOU accountable, you come out of our neighborhoods, grow big and forget where you came from. Come around throw few crumbs, do a concert and run back to your gated home, while we have to dodge bullets, deal with the drugs and the death of many innocents in our communities.
I am a creator, I am the voice, I am a storyteller that will not be silenced.
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On February 27 2010, I lost my son Reggie to street violence. He was only 17 years old.
On the year 2016 I was invited to join the Convalescences Group, founded by Rodney Gilbert. He brought together women who lost their children to gun and street violence, not only in Newark, but all of New Jersey.
Months later we met again at Rutgers University-Newark for a creative writing class. A creative writing class, and what this class has to do with us? You may ask. For the first time we wrote through grief, hence the title of the class, "Writing through Grief." As we sat there telling our stories, sharing our pain and connecting, I had an idea.
Our stories are in the need to be told. Yes, the world needs to know we are grieving mothers that want to hold each other, counsel each other and be there for each other regardless the condition or matter in which our child had died. We were connected for life.
Newark Speaks 2U, Professor Jennifer Wager and Fernando Dilsa, are making it possible for our stories to be told. I will also like to thank groups like "Mothers in Charge," "Newark Anti Violence Coalition," and Mr. Lawrence Hamm for supporting us.
Mr. Lawrence Hamm, (Civil Rights Activist, Humanitarian, Lecturer) Hamm has been a relentless advocate for African-American people and the cause of human rights for more than 30 years. Raised in Newark New Jersey, he attended public schools and emerged at age 17 as a forceful and articulate spokesperson for the educational needs and aspirations of Newark students and the community.
We hope to help others through this documentary, we hope that we are able to build bridges and I hope people start getting involve in building stronger communities.
I am grateful to all who participated, lend a hand and work very hard on this project.
Mothers in Charge, NJ chapter, Lawrence Hamm from POP and Bashir Akynele from Newark Anti violence Coalition, thank you for bringing forth the truth and working so hared for our communities.
The work is not over for NS2U. This is just the beginning, we have not scratched the surface of this problem.
As we are storytellers we will continue to bring stories that matter to our communities about our communities.
NS2U has worked very hard to bring our readers a taste of what is to come.
We have submitted the trailer to Newark International Film Festival, now we need the support of the community and agencies that work directly with communities who are victims of these tragic deaths.
Once again thank you for all the support we are getting.
Last night Newark Speaks 2U visit CATAS in Market Street in Newark, New Jersey. There we joined artists Luisa Pinzon and Malik Whitaker in their collaboration Brick City: Urban Water Color Scapes “IronBound Edition.” In the midst of enjoying the beautiful art and people of Newark, I was introduced to Nick Crump. You may ask, who is Nick Crump? He is a visual artist born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Crump was exposed to art, as a child by his uncle Paul Collins, painter of the acclaimed “Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad” painting. At the age of 15 he was accepted to Kendall School of Design, taking him in a journey through several art contests and shows throughout Michigan. In 1991, Crump relocates to New Jersey. I asked, why? With a smile on his face he said, “For love.” Crump style of art is called photorealism which encompasses painting, drawing and other types of media to reproduce the image as realistic as possible. Crump was showcased at Montclair Public Library in 2015 presenting his first Real Life Series. Crump said, “My Real Life Series it’s a collection about people, friends and family and some I didn’t know. It’s about real people with real stories to tell through painting.”At the present time Mr. Crump is working on his second project; “Paint My Story.” He takes ordinary people and tell their stories through painting. I was able to look at two of his finished portraits and we are all in for a real treat once the project is completed.It’s more to know about this amazing artist. I will keep you posted on all new projects and exhibitions related to his work.
A MEMOIR OF PEACE AND ACCEPTANCE.
MENTAL ILLNESS IS REAL, BIPOLAR IS REAL. WE NEED AWARENESS AND WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO DEAL WITH INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE SUFFERING THROUGH BOUTS OF MANIC EPISODES, DEPRESSION AND OTHER MOOD DISORDERS THAT AFFECT OUR LIVES. I WROTE THIS BOOK FOR PEOPLE THAT ASSUME THEY DON'T AFFECT OUR DAILY LIVES WITH THEIR BEHAVIOR.
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Lady_Khadijah interviews Director of the Journalism Program at RU-N.
Newark Speaks 2 U It’s a woman own multimedia company servicing the small communities in and out Newark New Jersey. NS2U was established in June 2016. We specialize on storytelling through documentaries, interviews and narratives.
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DOCUMENTARIES, ARTICLES AND PHOTOGRAPHY THAT TELLS YOUR STORY.
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